In this month’s news we are proud to feature three alumni of our PhD program who have recently accepted tenure-track faculty positions, continuing our ten-year trend of 100% placement of PhDs in careers in art history.
Jennifer M. Feltman (PhD 2011) has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Art History at Young Harris College, a private liberal arts college established in 1886 and set in the beautiful mountains of northern Georgia. Beginning in Fall 2013, Dr. Feltman will teach courses in art history at Young Harris while continuing her research on the art and architecture of twelfth- and thirteenth-century Europe. She is currently preparing a volume on the chronology of the north transept of Reims Cathedral and a book, Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Sculpted Portals of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France. Her latest article, “Charlemagne’s Sin, the Last Judgment, and the New Theology of Penance at Chartres,” will appear in the 2014 volume of the Princeton Index of Christian Art’s Studies in Iconography. Most recently, Dr. Feltman received grants from the Medieval Academy of America and the Association Villard d’Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Art, Science, and Technology (AVISTA) for her research. In late October, she will present a paper in a session, “The Twelfth Century in Art and Thought,” at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Greensboro, NC.
Dr. Feltman is looking forward to teaching and advising students at Young Harris College, and will have the opportunity there to expand the current curriculum of the Department of Art by offering new courses in her area of specialty and by collaborating with faculty to develop new study abroad offerings.