This page lists positions achieved by graduates of the KU History of Art Bachelor's, MA and PhD programs and provides prospective students with examples of the kinds of careers they might pursue following graduation. While it is periodically updated, it is not intended to serve as a current reference of History of Art alumni and their present positions. If you do not see your name or would like to update us on your current position please send an email to

Bachelor's Degrees Alumni


Hannah Abelbeck (BA): Photo Archivist, New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, Santa Fe, NM

Emily (Rees) Akin (BA): MBA, UM-KC; Project Director, George Clinical, Overland Park, KS

Heather Berg Anderson (BA): Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, KU

Christopher Atkins (BA): PhD, Rutgers University; Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director of the Center for Netherlandish Art, MFA Boston

Matthew Bailey (BFA): PhD, Washington University, St. Louis; Gallery Director and Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Charles Barkley (BA): English Literature MA, Oregon State University; Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, University of Chicago

Codi Bates (BFA): Co-owner, Bon Bon, Burger Stand, and Cider Gallery, Lawrence, KS

Annette Becker (BA): MA, University of North Texas; Director, Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas

Emily Beran (BA): MA, Courtauld Institute of Art; Library Assistant, Public Services, Spencer Research Library, KU

Anne Black (BA): Franchise owner at Children's Orchard, Olathe, KS

Allison Brewer (BFA): MA Student, Art Conservation, Buffalo State University

Dolores (Dolo) Brooking (BA): Director of Museum Education, Spencer Museum of Art; Professor of Arts Administration, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California (deceased)

Emily Bullard (BGS): Education MA, University of Denver; Manager of Education & Programs, School & Youth, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO

Alexis (Stevens) Burggrabe (BA): Co-owner, Birdies, Kansas City, MO

Abbey (Saathoff) Chingren (BFA): Director, Sales and Marketing, Loose Mansion, Kansas City, MO

Lisa Cloar (BFA): Office Manager, History of Art Department, KU

Emma Cormack (BA): MA, Bard Graduate Center; Associate Curator, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY

Adrienne Cox (BA): MA program, American University, Washington DC

Carol Crown (BA): PhD, Washington University, St. Louis; Professor Emeritus, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Diana Thompson Dale (BA): Author; formly Media Specialist, Denver Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO (deceased)

Tashia Dare (BA): Religious Studies MA, KU; Lecturer, Museum Studies, KU

Melissa (Montgomery) Dat (BA): Sales Director, Ranker, New York, NY

Emma Davison (BA): Financial and Systems Coordinator, Spencer Museum of Art, KU

Geoff Deman (BA): Head Brewer, Free State Brewing Co., Lawrence, KS

Donovan Diaz (BGS): JD, Washburn University; Director, Homeland Security Law and Policy Master's Program, KU School of Law

Mia DiMeo (BA): Journalism MA, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago; Marketing Coordinator, Eastlake Studio; Freelance Writer, Chicago, IL

John-Patrick (JP) Doherty (BA): Linguistics MA, KU

Mandy Enfield (BGS): Research Project Coordinator, Center for Public Partnerships and Research, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Evan Feldman (BA): Administrative Director, Contemporary Art, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Billie Thompson Fischer (BA): PhD, University of Michigan; Professor of Art, Emerita, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Emily Black Fry (BFA): MA, University of North Texas; Director of Interpretation, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Lauren Fulton (BA): MA, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago; Curatorial Associate, Rights & Reproduction Manager, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Gregory Gilbert (BFA): PhD, Rutgers University; Professor & Director of the Art History Program, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

Ian Gonsher (BFA): Furniture Design MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; Assistant Professor of the Practice of Engineering and Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brenna Graham (BA): PhD, Rutgers University; Director of Development- Foundation Relations, University of Wisconsin

Michael Grauer (BFA): MA, Southern Methodist University; Mccasland Chair of Cowboy Culture, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Jena L. Gunter (BGS): Assistant Director, Institute for Policy and Social Research, KU

Darci Hanna (BFA): MA, Williams College; Curatorial Associate, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Somerville, MA

Natalie Hansen (BA): Visitor Services Officer, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Emily (Walz) Hess (BA): JD, UMKC; Vice President of Advancement and General Counsel, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Lauren Hutchinson (BA): Deveopment Assistant for Individual Giving, The MET, New York, NY

Ashlee Jacob (BA): Director Of Special Projects, Art Vérité LLC, Chicago, IL

Stacey Janssen (BA): JD, KU; Attorney, Sandeberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C., Kansas City, MO

Elizabeth Kanost (BA): Public Administration MA, KU; Director of External Affairs, Spencer Museum of Art, KU

Maggie Keenan (BGS): MA student, University College London

Melissa Kelly (BA): Owner and Photographer, Melissa Kelly Imagery, Andover, KS

Mary Kennedy (BA): MA, USC; Director, Windgate Museum of Art, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Mary Klayder (BA): Education MA, English PhD, KU; Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies, University Honors Lecturer, KU

Dana Knapp (BFA): President & CEO, ArtsKC, KC, MO

Patrick Landazuri (BA): MD, KU; Associate Professor, Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director, KUMC

Ashley (Caldwell) Lindeman (BFA): MA, UMKC; PhD candidate, Florida State University

Sofia Glarza Liu (BFA): Museum Studies MA, KU; Head of Collection Management, Spencer Museum of Art, KU

Kirsten Marples (BA): MA, Rutgers University; PhD candidate, Washington University, St. Louis

James A. Martin (BA): MA, Case Western Reserve University; Public Art Administrator, Kansas City, MO; Founder, artin(k)c: art consultant, curator, educator, writer

Kimiko Matsumura (BA): PhD student, Rutgers University

Shane McAdams (BA): MFA, Pratt Institute New York; Artist, owner of Real Tinsel Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Meghan McDonald (BFA): Art Business MA, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Assistant Vice President, Specialist, Contemporary Art, Sotheby's, New York, NY

Michael McGoffin (BA): Educational Leadership MA, The George Washington University; Visual Arts Teacher, Siegel High School, Murfreesboro, TN

Emily McGowan (BFA): Quality Assurance Manager, Porter Teleo, Kansas City, MO

Mary McGuire (BA): PhD, UC Santa Barbara; Independent Curator

Johanna Beth McSweeney (BA): MLitt, University of Glasgow; Program Administrator, Hall Center for the Humanities, KU

Kristina Mease (BA): MBA, KU; Consultant, KU Small Business Development Center

Sarah Melching (BFA): MAC, Queen's University; Director of Conservation, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Mica Mendez (BA): Academic Advisor, Multicultural Affairs/ Hawk Link, KU

Kate Morrand (BFA): Fine Art & Archaeological Conservation MA, Florence, Italy; Archaeological Conservator, Naval History & Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch, Washington DC

Katherine Morse (BA): Museum Studies MA, KU; Education Coordinator, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KC, MO

Gratia Williams Nakahashi (BA): PhD, Columbia University; Formerly Curator of the Mary Griggs Burke Collection

Sara Neel (BA): Conservation Technician, Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC

Jon O’Neal (BA): MD, KU; Filmmaker, photographer, physician

Lindsay M. Plattner (BA): Billing Specialist, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Phoenix, AZ

Laura Polucha (BA): MA, Columbia University; Research Associate, Hawthorne Fine Art, New York, NY

Patrick Pozezinski (BFA): Nonprofit Arts Management MFA, Wayne State University; Marketing Specialist, Gensler, San Francisco, CA

Julia Reynolds (BA): MA, Columbia University; Assistant Development Officer for Research, The MET, New York, NY

Elizabeth (Lizzy Morin) Rhodes (BFA): Development Coordinator, ArtsBridge Foundation, Atlanta, GA

Amanda Rogers (BFA): PhD, Emory University; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global Studies Institute, Georgia State University; Lecturer of Arabic, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA

Zoe Salditch (BFA): Museum Studies Certificate, Tufts University; Senior Producer, HUSH, Brooklyn, NY

Autumn Sauer (BA): Marketing and Sales Coordinator, ECCO Select, KC, MO

Hannah Schifman (BA): MA candidate Museum Studies, Marist College; Membership and Annual Fund Intern, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Rebecca Schroeder (BA): Visual Arts Education MA; Operations Manager, Murphy Art and Architecture Library, KU

Elizabeth (Najim) Seis (BA): MA student in History, University of Utah

Bailey Skiles (BA): MBA, George Washington University; Operations Leader, TAG Media of Booz Allen Hamilton

Allison Smith (BA): PhD, University of Minnesota; Professor and Chair Department of Art History and Humanities, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Lauren Smith (BA): Visual Arts Administration MA, NYU; Studio Manager for Claes Oldenburg

Tay (Cameron) Stark (BA): Artist, Lawrence, KS

Patricia (Hawkins) Stillmock (BGS): Senior Manager, Emerging Professionals Programs, First National Bank of Omaha

Bob Swearengin (BA): Owner & Director, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Jessica Thompson-Lee (BFA): Education MA, UMKC; Museum Educator of Youth & Family, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KC, MO

Sandy Tickles (BA): New Business Case Coordinator, Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA

Leslie VonHolten (BGS): Public Administration MA, KU; Director of Grants and Outreach, Humanities Kansas, Topeka, KS

Amy Von Lintel (BA): PhD, USC; Associate Professor of Art History, Doris Alexander Endowed Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, Director of the Gender Studies Program, West Texas A&M University

Alice Walkiewicz (BA): PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Visiting Instructor, Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Stacey Walsh (BGS): Museum Studies MA, University of Nebraska; Registrar, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Susan Wamsley (BA): PhD ABD, CUNY, Collections Managements & Digital Technology Degree, NYU; Digital Asset Manager, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

E-Fahn Wang (BA): Translator and Editor, Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei City,Taiwan

Meining Wang (BFA): MA student, University of Alberta

Roger Ward (BA): PhD, Courtauld Institute of Art; Deputy Director of Art and Programs, Chief Curator, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

Lora (Duguid) Wiley (BA): Owner, Au Marche, Lawrence, KS

Kathryn L. (Tarwater) Woodrow (BA): Doctor of Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary; Pastor, Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, MD

Joseph Yockey (BA): JD, University of Illinois; Michael & Brenda Sandler Faculty Fellow in Corporate Law, University of Iowa

Anna Zell (BA): MA, Boston University, lecturer, Avila University

East Asian M.A. Alumni


Ruth Allee: Director, Northwestern Scholars, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Ellen Avril: Chief Curator of Asian Art, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Michael Bass: International Director, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie’s, New York, NY

Karen Brock: (PhD, Princeton University) Associate Professor of Japanese Art History, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (retired)

Robin Burlingham: Formerly Asian art cataloguer, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Frank Chance: (PhD, University of Washington) Adjunct Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Shu-Hsien Chang: Research Associate at the Taipei City Library and lecturer at the Chung-yuan University in Taipei

Yaun-chien Chang: Executive Director of an Art Foundation in Taipei

Hai-Sheng Chou: Deputy editor-in-chief, Chinese Art News Monthly, Taipei

Walter Davis: (PhD, The Ohio State University) Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Yoohyang Do: Doctoral Student, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Derek Freeman: (JD, University of Colorado, Boulder) Principal, Freeman Law Group LLC, San Antonio, TX

Hollis Goodall: Curator of Japanese Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Brian Hogarth: Director, Leadership in Museum Education, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY

Nancy (Dolinich) Hope: Education Program Manager, Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (retired)

Shih-ying Hsieh: Curator, National History Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Chieko Sato Hutchison: Reference and Instruction Librarian, Prairie View A&M University, Houston, TX

Adrienne E. Hyle: (PhD, Educational Administration, Kansas State University) Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington (retired)

Lee Bruschke-Johnson: (PhD, Leiden University) Independent scholar, Netherlands

Hong-nam Kim: (PhD, Yale University) Formerly Director of the National Folk Museum, Seoul, Korea; Professor, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea.

Sunglim Kim: (PhD, UC Berkeley) Associate Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

Hsiangling Lai: Independent curator, museum consultant, and adjunct professor, Taipei, Taiwan; formerly Director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Seongim Lee: Research Assistant, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

He Li: Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Huei-hsien Lin: Department of Exhibitions, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Lina Lin: Researcher, Department of Painting and Calligraphy, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Yuen-Wan (Patricia) Lin: (PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver) Assistant Professor, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan

Jiaqi Liu: Instructor, Sino-U.S. College by Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhuhai, China

Shi-yee Liu: (PhD, Yale University) Assistant Research Curator of Chinese Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Bruce MacLaren: Vice President and Senior Chinese Art Specialist, Bonhams Auction House, New York, NY

Gerald Marsella: Japanese Language Instructor, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA

Eric McNeal: Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Leslie Moe-Kaiser: (PhD, Educational Administration, Illinois State University) Brand and Reputation Management Professional; Co-Chair, The Center for Asian Pacific American Women; Advisory Council member, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Midori Oka: Associate Director, Burke Center, Columbia University, New York, NY

Matthew Scanlon: Sales Specialist, Seattle Fish Company, Kansas City, KS; Formerly Museum Associate Director/Curator, Clendening History of Medicine Museum, Kansas City, KS

Yoshiaki Shimizu: (PhD, Princeton University) Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (deceased)

Bonnie Speed: Director, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Susan Tai: Elizabeth Atkins Curator of Asian Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Nuohang Tian: PhD student, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Alexandra Tunstall: (PhD, Columbia University) Adjunct Faculty at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

Bor-hua Wang: Adjunct Assistant Professor History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Michelle Wang: (PhD Harvard University) Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Juliann Wolfgram: Art History Faculty, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

Dandan Xu: PhD student, Brown University, Providence, RI

Yuting Zhang: Registrar and researcher in the Department of Palace Life and Imperial Ritual, Palace Museum, Beijing, China


European and American/Global Modern and Contemporary M.A. Alumni


Anna Allen: Formerly Curator and Art Consultant, Gallery Without Walls, Cleveland, OH

Chittima Amornpichetkul: (PhD, Brown University) Vice President of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (retired); Independent Researcher

Michael Aurbach: (MFA, Southern Methodist University) Professor of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (retired)

Andi Back: Fine Arts and Humanities Librarian, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

James Ballinger: Director, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (retired)

Erin Barnett: Director of Exhibitions and Collections, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

Edward Barr: Associate Professor of Technology, McPherson College, McPherson, KS; formerly Director, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Megan Benitz: Registrar/Exhibitions Manager, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO

Nancy Bishop: (PhD, University of Iowa) Lecturer, Liberal Studies Art and Art History, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Erica Bittel: Art History Instructor, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Tracey Boswell: Catalog/Reference Librarian, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Alisa Palmer Branham: Licensure Officer, School of Education, KU, Lawrence, KS

Jessica Bristow: Development Director at Friends Historic Preservation and Iowa City Historic Preservation Specialist, Iowa City, IA

Sarah Burt: Formerly Holland Curator of American Western Art, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE (deceased)

Alice Carman: Project Assistant, Whittaker Fine Art Apprailsals, Kansas City, MO

Leslie Chang Jantz: Curator of Education, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

David Park Curry: (PhD, Yale University) Senior Curator of American Painting & Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Diana Daniels: Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Tom de Doncker: Fine Art Dealer & Appraiser, Santa Fe, NM

Victoria Douglas: Independent Scholar, Lawrence, KS

Christine Wesender Dunkel: Adjunct Instructor of Art History, Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL

Lori Eklund: Chief Operations Officer, Amon-Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

Emmeline Erickson: Assistant curator, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, WI

Lauren Erickson: Director, Marketing Communications, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Patricia Fidler: Art & Architecture Publisher, Yale University Press

Karen C. Gerety Folk: Curator of Art Education, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Robert Fucci: (PhD, Columbia University) Formerly David E. Finley Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Marietta Gapud: Professor at the University of the Philippines (retired)

Diana Gaston: Director of Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Michael Gaudio: (PhD, Stanford University) Professor of visual arts in the early modern Atlantic world, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Lindsey (Wainwright) Gharavi: Formerly Coordinator of Academic Programs, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Knoxville, TN

Marnie Gloor: Director, Digital Communications, Division of Marketing Communications, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Jennifer Green: Director for Fellowships Advising and Professional Development, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Randall Griffin: (PhD, University of Delaware) University Distinguished Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Molly Hatesohl: Assistant Registrar, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Grant Hayden: (JD, Stanford University) Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson: Printmaker Kutztown, PA; formerly Director, Western Illinois University Art Gallery

Tera Lee Hedrick: (PhD, Northwestern University): Curator, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

David Henry: Art Consultant and Owner, Henryart LLC, San Francisco, CA

Robert Hickerson: Database Manager/Archivist, Spencer Museum of Art, KU, Lawrence, KS

Jan Howard: Chief Curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Abigail Kaup: Programs Officer, Humanities Kansas, Topeka, KS

Meghan Kirkwood: (PhD, University of Florida) Assistant Professor of Art, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Ruth Kolarik: (PhD, Harvard) History of Art Professor, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

Sean Kramer: PhD Student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Camille Kulig: Learning and Engagement Assistant, Art Bridges Foundation, Bentonville, AR

Joseph Lampo: Director of Development for College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Elizabeth Long: Master of Arts Management student, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Molly Kysar: Yoga Instructor at College Hill Yoga; formerly Program Leader in the Education Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Emily (Kenagy) Leck: Director of Development, Planned Parenthood Great Plains, Overland Park, KS

Sherèe Lutz: Project Assistant, Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Amanda Martin-­Hamon: Formerly Associate Director of K-12 Engagement, Spencer Museum of Art; Director, Grove Museum, Tallahassee, FL

Laura Minton: Curator of Exhibitions, Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA

Meredith Moore: Gallery Director and Co-Owner of Wonder Fair, Lawrence, KS

Ann Marie (Kriss) Morris: Art Teacher at Salina South Middle School; Formerly Curator of Education, Salina Art Center, Salina , KS

Melissa Musick: Art Sales Consultant, Lewis Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

Bill North: Executive Director, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS

Cori Sherman North: Curator, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

Stefanie Olson: Research Project Specialist, Center for Public Partnerships & Research, KU, Lawrence, KS

Morgan Philippi: Financial Analyst, College and Professional Schools Shared Service Center, KU, Lawrence, KS

Austin Porter: (PhD, Boston University) Assistant Professor of Art History and American Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Karley Ast Porter: Senior Leadership Giving Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Marla Prather: formerly curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Melissa Riaz: Formerly, Friends Development Office, Royal Academy of Fine Art, London, UK

Rachel Robinson: Exhibition Research Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Emily Ryan: Director, The Commons, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Samantha Schramm: (PhD, State University of Design Karlsruhe) Art Historian, The Stuttgart State Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany

John A. Schwartz: (JD, KU School of Law) Executive Director, Risk Management, Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators Inc., Chicago, IL

Megan Seiler: Research Analyst, Global Cultural Asset Management, North Adams, MA

Dana Self: Director of Marketing, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Independent curator and freelance writer, Kansas City, MO

Stacey Skold: (PhD, University of Nebraska) Independent artist, Lincoln, NE

Emily Smith: Digitization and Rights Coordinator, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Raechell Smith: Director and Curator, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Karen Stansifer: French teacher, Prospect Ridge Academy, Broomfield, CO; formerly Assistant to the Director, Alliance Française, Denver, CO

Margaret Stenz: (PhD, City University of New York) Program Specialist, Texas Health & Human Services Commission; Copy Editor/Proofreader, writer; formerly Curator of Collections, Elizabet Ney Museum, Austin, TX

Joanna Sternberg: Independent non-profit consultant for the greater New Orleans area; formerly Director of Development & Communications, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Andrew Stevens: Distinguished Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Natalie Svacina: Education & Residency Director, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Shannon Sweeney: Assistant Registrar for Loans and Exhibtions, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

Jennifer Talbott: Associate Director of Operations, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Hailey Thiem: Member and Troop Support Specialist, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Carla Tilghman: PhD candidate, American studies, KU; Adjunct Lecturer, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

Maria Teresa Valero: Applied Professor of Art and Director of School of Art, Tulsa University, Tulsa, OK

Kim Wagoner: Formerly Assistant Registrar, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Meaghan Walsh: PhD student, University of Virginia, Charlottseville, VA

Jessica (Johnson) Webb: Associate Director for Award Management, Office of Research, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Cori Wegener: Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Natasha Welsh: Assistant Researcher, Center for Public Partnerships and Research, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Ann Wiklund: Formerly instructor, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Whitney (Gameson) Williamson: Registrar, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Mike Willis: Director of Media Services, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Suzanne Wise: Executive Director, Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, NE

René Yaws: Public Services Manager, Columbine Library, Jefferson County Public Library, CO

Barbara Yoder: Lecturer, Applied English Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; formerly Curator of Education, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Joyce Youmans: Independent Scholar; formerly Curatorial Consultant for African Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC


East Asian Ph.D. Alumni


Alan Atkinson: Director of Visual Arts and Curator of Capitol Collections, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma City, OK

Janet Baker: Curator of Asian Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Claudia Brown: Professor of Art History, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Janet Carpenter: Professor of Art Hitory, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Janet Chen: Freelance translator of Chinese and Japanese

Tsenti (Joseph) Chang: Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Qing Chang: Professor of Art History, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Insoo Cho: Professor of Art Theory, Korea National University of Arts, Seoul, South Korea

Diana Yeongchau Chou: Associate Curator of Asian Art, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

Christina Chu: Formerly Chief Curator, Hong Kong Museum of Art, China

Mary Dusenbury: Formerly Research Curator, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Youmi Kim Efurd: Curator, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

Patricia Fister: Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken), Kyoto, Japan (retired)

Karen Gerhart: Professor Japanese Art History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (retired)

Noelle Giuffrida: Assistant Professor of Art History and Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Patricia Graham: Free-lance curator and art appraiser based in Lafayette, CO

Kevin Greenwood: Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Junghee Han: Associate Professor, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Sarah Handler: Independent scholar based in Oakland, CA

Curt Hansman: Art History Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Brenda Jordan: Director, coordinating site for National Consortium for Teaching About Asia; Japanese Studies Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Jane Ju: Assistant Professor, National Cheng-chi University in Taipei, Taiwan

Karil Kucera: Chair of Asian Studies, Director of Asian Conversations Program, and Professor of Art and Art History/Asian Studies, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Hui Wang Martin: Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Arthur Mu-Sen Kao: Associate Professor of Art History, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (retired)

Elizabeth Kindall: Associate Professor of Art History, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN

Takaaki Kumagai: Independent curator and lecturer, Bogotá, Colombia

Yegee Kwon: Independent translator for art museums, Seoul, South Korea

Ling-en Lu: Associate Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Jen-Mei Ma: Professor of Chinese Art History, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Karen Mack: Associate Professor, Faculty of Letters, Atomi University, Tokyo, Japan

Sooa Im McCormick: Associate Curator of Korean Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Alison Miller: Assistant Professor, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Robert Mowry: Alan J. Dworksy Curator of Chinese Art and Head of Department of Asian Art, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (retired)

Halle O’Neal: Reader, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

An-Yi Pan: Associate Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Hillary Pedersen: Assistant Professor Japanese Buddhist Art and Visual Culture, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Lisa Pluth: Litigation Paralegal, Rencher Anjewierden, Salt Lake City, UT

Audrey Seo: Assistant Professor of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Myenghee Son: Curator, National Museum System of Korea

Diana Tenckhoff: Instructor, Willamette University, Salem, OR

Robert Thorp: Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (retired)

Rachel Voorhies: Design Examiner, US Patent and Trademark Office

Amanda Wangwright: Associate Professor of Art History, School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina

Ankeney Weitz: Ellerton M. and Edith K. Jette Professor of Art, Colby College, ME

Matthew Welch: Deputy Director & Chief Curator at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Jean Wetzel: Assistant Professor of Art History, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo

Richard Wilson: Professor of Art and Archeology and Director of Japan Studies, International Christian University in Tokyo

Donald Wood: Senior Curator and Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, Birmingham Museum of Art (retired)

Chao-jan (Philip) Wu: Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Hugh Wylie: Curator of Japanese Art, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON Canada (deceased)

Margaret Carney Xie: Curator, Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo, OH

European and American/Global Modern and Contemporary Ph.D. Alumni


Sherman Reed Anderson: Associate Professor of Art History, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Gretchen Atwater: History Teacher, Morristown-Beard School, Morristown, NJ

Elissa Auerbach: Professor of Art History, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

Susan J. Baker: Professor of Art History, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX

Temma Balducci: Department Chair and Professor of Art History, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

Heather Belnap: Associate Professor of Art History, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Cynda Benson: Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Mindy Besaw: Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

Sarah Blick: Professor of Art History, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Megan Blocksom: Lecturer, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

Kathryn Boyer: Independent Art Historian and Owner of Boyer Ink, Trollhättan, Sweden

Diane Boze: Professor of Humanities, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Martha Breckenridge: Assistant Professor of Art History, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO (retired)

Elizabeth Broun: Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC (retired)

Rachel Epp Buller: Associate Professor of Visual Art and Design, Bethel College, Newton, KS

Maria Elena Buszek: Associate Professor of Art History, College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Jill Chancey: Assistant Professor of Art History, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

Sarah Crawford-Parker: Assistant Vice Provost, First Year Experience, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Jane Davidson: Professor of Art History, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Lea Rosson DeLong: Independent Scholar and Curator, Des Moines, IA

Lisa Dorrill: Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Ashley Elston: Associate Professor of Art History, Berea College, Berea, KY

Martha Elton: Independent Scholar, Shawnee Mission, KS

Leesa Fanning: Previously Curator of Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Denise Giannino: Public Programs Manager, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

Steven Golan: Owner, SRG Art Conservation LLC, Cincinnati, OH

Jill Vessely Greenwood: Eric and Jane Nord Family Curator of Education, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Randall Griffey: Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

J. Richard Gruber: Director, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (retired)

Kristan Hanson: Plant Humanities Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington D.C.

Valerie Lind Hedquist: Professor of Art History and Art Criticism, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen: Professor of Art History, Washburn University, Topeka, KS (retired)

Diane Chalmers Johnson: Professor of Art History, School of the Arts, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Beverly Joyce: Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Jan Kennedy: Associate Professor of Art History and Program Head of the Asian Studies Certificate Program, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Chassica Kirchhoff: Assistant Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Brett Knappe: Executive Director and curator, Museum of New Art (MoNA), Portsmouth, NH

Stephanie Fox Knappe: Samuel Sosland Curator of American Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Lara Kuykendall: Associate Professor of Art History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Janey Levy: Rosen Publishing Group classroom division author, Buffalo, NY

Brittany Lockard: Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Lynne Lokensgard: Professor of Art History, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX (retired)

Diane Cearfoss Mankin: Associate Professor of Art History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Vernon Hyde Minor: Research Professor/Research Scholar, School of Art & Design and School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kerry Morgan: Director, Gallery and Exhibition Programs, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

Michelle Moseley-Christian: Associate Professor and Chair, Art History/Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Joni Murphy: Professor of English, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS (deceased)

Kate Meyer: Curator of Works on Paper, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Mindy Nancarrow: Professor of Art History, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Ashley Offill: Andrew W. Mellon Curricular and Digital Projects Coordinator, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Eunyoung Park: Assistant Professor of Art History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Roberta Pokphanh: Assistant Vice Provost, International Programs and Academic Director, Academic Accelerator Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Ellen C. Raimond: Assistant Curator for Academic Programs, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC

Ron Rarick: Associate Professor of Art History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN (retired)

Shirley Reece-Hughes: Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

Madeline Rislow: Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of Art History, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO

Michelle Robinson: Formerly Curator of Exhibitions, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA (deceased)

Clair Robertson: Professor of Art History, Collin College, Plano, TX

Scott Shields: Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Donald Sloan: Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (retired)

Emily Stamey: Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Shana Stuart: Adjunct Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Jerry N. Smith: Chief Curator, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH     

Maureen Warren: Curator of European and American Art before 1850, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April M. Watson: Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Sam Watson: Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Dixie Webb: Professor of Art History, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Mark White: Executive Director, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Pamela White: Director, Museum Studies Graduate Program, Western Illinois University – Quad Cities, Moline, IL

Deborah J. Wilk: Associate Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Elizabeth Williams: David and Peggy Rockefeller Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Loren Whittaker: Founder, manager, Whittaker Fine Art Appraisals, Kansas City, MO

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