FSU Art History alumna Dr. Jennifer Feltman (PhD 2011) will join the faculty of The University of Alabama as Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture this coming August. In this tenure-track position, Dr. Feltman will continue her research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in medieval art at the state of Alabama’s flagship research university.
I am especially looking forward to mentoring graduate students. Mentorship was and continues to be one of the most valuable aspects of the education I received at FSU. The experiences I had as a graduate student gave me the tools I needed to be successful in academia. I would not be where I am today without the generosity of the faculty who trained me to look carefully, write cogently, and to pursue research questions wherever they might lead—whether to French archives or down narrow lanes to remote monasteries. I now get to share that same spirit of scholarship, teaching, and adventure with my own graduate students—and that is an exciting thing. And as an undergraduate alumna of UA, I am very honored and proud to teach courses in the place where I was first inspired by art history.
The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama is one of the oldest in the state of Alabama and is located in Garland Hall (1888) on the idyllic Woods Quad in the heart of the original campus.
Dr. Feltman received her Ph.D. with distinction in 2011 after completing a dissertation under the direction of Prof. Paula Gerson. She has taught art history at FSU, The University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Young Harris College, and most recently as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at The University of West Florida. Her research has appeared in Studies in Iconography, AVISTA Forum Journal, and Athanor. She is also editor and contributor to The North Transept of Reims Cathedral: Design, Construction, and Visual Programs (London: Routledge), which will be published later this summer. Her current book project, Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Portals of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A companion website can be viewed at http://www.jenniferfeltman.com/lastjudgment