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This page lists positions achieved by graduates of the KU History of Art 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.

Graduates in European & American Art

Graduates in East Asian Art

 

Graduates in European & American Art

Master's Degree

Anna Allen
Curator and Art Consultant, Gallery Without Walls, Cleveland, Ohio
Michael Aurbach
Professor of Art, Vanderbilt University
James Ballinger
Director, Phoenix Art Museum
Erin Barnett
Curatorial Assistant, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Edward Barr
Formerly Director, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn Univ., Topeka
Nancy Bishop (PhD Iowa)
Assistant Professor of Art History, Arkansas Tech University
Tracey Boswell
Instructor History of Art, Johnson County Comm. College
Alisa Palmer Branham
Licensure Officer , School of Education, KU
Jessica Bristow
PhD candidate, History of Art, University of Iowa
Sarah Burt
Holland Curator of American Western Art, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
David Park Curry
Senior Curator of Decorative Arts, American Painting & Sculpture, Baltimore Museum of Art
Diana Daniels
Assoc. Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Tom de Doncker
Owner, Thomas de Doncker Fine Arts, Chicago
Victoria Douglas
Independent Scholar, Lawrence, KS
Christine Wesender Dunkel
Claim Spec., Empire Fire & Marine Insurance, Omaha, NE
Lori Eklund
Deputy Director , Amon-Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Emmeline Erickson
Formerly Curatorial Assistant, St. Louis Museum of Art
Christine Fasano
Curator of Education, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Patricia Fidler
Fine Arts Editor, Yale University Press
Whitney Gameson
Registrar, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Diana Gaston
Curator, Fidelity Investment, Boston, MA
Michael Gaudio (PhD from Stanford)
Assoc. Prof. History of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Suzanne Gepson
Docent Coordinator, Depart. Of Museum Education, The Art Institute of Chicago
Jennifer Green
Undergraduate College Adviser, Stony Brook University
Randall Griffin (PhD from University of Delaware)
Prof. of Art History, Southern Methodist University
Grant Hayden
Associate Prof., Law School, Hofstra University
Ann Hayes
Curator of Education, Figge Art Museum
David Henry
Art Consultant, San Jose, CA, & New York, NY
Robert Hickerson
Photographer, Spencer Museum of Art, KU
Ruth Kolarik (PhD from Harvard)
Prof., History of Art, Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Ann Marie Kriss
Curator of Education, Salina Art Center, Salina , KS
Joe Lampo
Deputy Director of Programs, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
James Martin
Formerly Curator, Corporate Art Collection, Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, KS
Amanda Martin Hamon
Docent Educator & Public Programs Coordinator, Spencer Museum of Art
William North
Senior Curator, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Stefanie Olson
Certified Doula, Doulas of North America
Morgan Philippi
Accounting Specialist, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Marla Prather
Senior Consultant for Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Melissa Riaz
Friends Development Office, Royal Academy of Fine Art
Samantha Schramm
PhD Candidate, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Medientheorie
Dana Self
Director of Marketing at Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance; Independent curator and freelance writer; Formerly Art Critic, Patch Magazine; Formerly Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Knoxville Museum of Art
Jurahee Shriver
Teacher, McPherson, KS public schools
Stacey Skold
Formerly Registrar/Collections Manager, Lincoln Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Univ. of Nebraska
Raechell Smith
Director, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute
Karen Stansifer
Assist. to the Director, Alliance Française, Denver, CO
Joanna Sternberg
Director, Julius Freyhan Foundation, St. Francisville, LA
Drew Stevens
Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jennifer Neuburger Talbott
Director of Internal Operations, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Carla Tilghman
Instructor, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Maria Teresa Valero
Director, Art and Department Chair, Art Department, Tulsa University, Tulsa
Kim Wagoner
Assist. Registrar, Kansas City Art Institute
Suzanne Wise
Executive Director, Nebraska Arts Council
Rene Yaws
Temporary Page Coordinator, Evergreen at Jefferson County Public Library, CO
Barbara Yoder
Formerly Curator of Education, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Joyce Youmans
Independent Scholar; Newsletter Editor, ACASA
Cori Wegener
Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Mike Willis
Multimedia Specialist, Office of Technology, Univ. of Dubuque
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Doctoral Degree

Sherman Reed Anderson
Special Instructor in Art History
Gretchen Atwater
Independent Scholar, Bernardsville, New Jersey
Elissa Auerbach
Assist. Prof. of Art History, Georgia College and State University
Susan Baker
Assoc. Prof., History of Art, University of Houston, Texas
Temma Balducci
Assist. Prof. of Art History, Department of Art, Arkansas State University
Cynda Benson
Assoc. Prof. History of Art, Savannah College of Art, GA
Sarah Blick
Assoc. Prof. History of Art, Kenyon College, OH
Kathryn Boyer
Boyer Ink, Writing, Translating, Editing, Sweden
Diane Boze
Assoc. Prof. of Humanities, Northeastern State University
Martha Breckenridge
Assist. Prof. of Art History, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Elizabeth Broun
Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Rachel Epp Buller
Assistant Prof. of Art, Bethel College, Newton, KS
Maria-Elena Buszek
Assoc. Prof. of Art History, College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado, Denver
Jill Chancey
Chief Curator, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art , Laurel, MS
Sarah Crawford-Parker
Special Assistant to the Provost for Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives, University of Kansas
Lea Rosson DeLong
Independent Scholar and Curator, Iowa
Lisa Dorrill
Adjunct Prof., History of Art, Dikinson College, Carlisle, PA
Mary M. Dusenbury
Research curator, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
Martha Elton
Independent Scholar, Shawnee Mission, KS
Leesa Fanning
Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KC, MO
Steve Golan
Independent Scholar, Cincinnati, OH
Jill Vessely Greenwood
Visiting Assist. Prof. of History of Art, Williamette University, Salem, OR
Randall Griffey
Curator of American Art, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Richard Gruber
Director Emeritus, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans
Valerie Lind Hedquist
Assoc. Prof. History of Art, University of Montana, Missoula
Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen
Professor of Art History, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Heather Belnap Jensen
Assist. Prof. of Art History, Brigham Young University
Diane Chalmers Johnson
Prof. of Art History, School of the Arts, College of Charleston
Beverly Joyce
Assist. Prof. History of Art, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
Jan Kennedy
Assist. Prof. of Art History , Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO
Brett Knappe
Assistant Professor of Art History, Baker University, Ottawa, KS
Stephanie Fox Knappe
Samuel Sosland Curator of American Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
​Janey Levy
Copy Editor, Rosen Publishing, Buffalo, NY
Brittany Lockard
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Lynne Lokensgard
Professor of Art History, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
Diane Cearfoss Mankin
Assoc. Prof. History of Art, University of Cincinnati
Vernon Hyde Minor
Research Professor/Research Scholar, School of Art & Design and School of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kerry Morgan
Director, Gallery and Exhibition Programs, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
Joni Murphy
Prof. of English, Haskell Indian Nations Univ., Lawrence, KS
Kate Meyer
Assistant Curator of Works on Paper, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Mindy Nancarrow (formerly Taggard)
Prof. of History of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Roberta Pokphanh
Program Coordinator, Research and Graduate Studies, University of Kansas
Ron Rarick
Associate Prof., History of Art, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Indiana
Michelle Robinson
Formerly Curator of Exhibitions, Davenport Museum, IA
Scott Shields
Chief Curator, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
Donald Sloan
Assist. Prof., History of Art, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Emily Stamey
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University
Shana Stuart
Adjunct Prof., School of Library and Information Science,University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Jerry N. Smith
Curator of American and Western American Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AR          
Pamela Trimpe
Director, Pentacrest Museums-Old Capital Museum and the Museum of Natural History, University of Iowa
April M. Watson
Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Sam Watson
Formerly Assist. Prof. History of Art, Central College, Pella, IA
Dixie Webb
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Letters, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Mark White
Director, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Deborah Wilk
Assist. Prof. of History, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
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Graduates in East Asian Art

Master's Degree

Ellen Avril
Curator of Asian Art, Johnson Museum, Cornell University
Michael Bass
Working at Sothebys, New York
Karen Brock
(Ph.D. Princeton University) Retired Associate Professor of Japanese Art History, Washington University in St. Louis
Robin Burlingham
Johnson Museum, Cornell University
Frank Chance
Associate Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
Chang Shu-Hsien
Research Associate at the Taipei City Library and lecturer at the Chung-yuan University in Taipei
Chang Yaun-chien
Executive Director of an Art Foundation in Taipei
Chou Hai-Sheng
Deputy editor-in-chief, Chinese Art News Monthly, Taipei
Walter Davis
Doctoral student at Ohio State
Do Yoohyang
Doctoral Student, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
David Dunfield
Architect, Lawrence, KS.
Hollis Goodall
Curator at the Pavilion for Japanese Art, L.A. County Museum of Art
He Li
Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Nancy (Dolinich) Hope
Associate Director of the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia, KU
Hsieh Shih-ying
Curator, National History Museum, Taipei
Lee Brushke-Johnson
Ph.D., University of Leiden; Independent scholar, Netherlands
Brenda Jordan
Adjunct Associate Prof., History of Arts & Architecture; Japanese Studies Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh
Kim Hong-nam
(Ph.D. Yale University) Director of the National Folk Museum, Seoul, Korea; Professor, Ehwa Women's University, Seoul, Korea.
Kim Sung Lim
Doctoral student, University of California, Berkeley; Research Associate, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Lai Hsiang-ling
Executive Director, Dimension Foundation for Art Education, Taipei
Lin Hui-hsien
Department of Exhibitions, National Palace Museum, Taipei
Lin Lina
Department of Painting and Calligraphy, National Palace Museum, Taipei
Lin Yuan-wen
Doctoral student in art education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Liu Shi-yee
Doctoral student, Yale University
Gerald Marsella
Registrar, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Exhibits USA, Kansas City
Eric McNeal
Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions, Birmingham, Museum of Art, Alabama
Chiek Sato
Librarian at Prairie View A&M Univerisity, Texas
Matthew Scanlon
Researcher, the Clendining History of Medicine Library and Museum, University of Kansas Medical Center
Bonnie Speed
Director, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
Shimizu Yoshiaki
(Ph.D. Princeton University) Marquand Professor of Japanese Art, Princeton University
Saroja Srinivasan
Computer Center, University of Kansas.
Melissa (Stroud) Abe
Doctoral student, Stanford.
Susan Tai
Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Wang Bor-hua
Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, N.Y.
Michelle Wang
Assistant Prof. of Asian Art History, Louisiana State University
Karin Warch
Doctoral Student, University of London (SOAS)
Wong Kwan-shu
Working for Sothebys, Hong Kong, as a special advisor
Violetta Wong
Working for Sothebys, Hong Kong
Yen Chuan-ying (Grace)
Member of the Academia Sinica in Taipei and the Graduate Institute of Art History of National Taiwan University
Amica Yeung
Entered an M.B.A. program.
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Doctoral Degree

Alan Atkinson
Director of Visual Arts and Curator of Capitol Collections for the Oklahoma Arts Council
Janet Baker
Curator, Phoenix Art Museum
Nila Baker
Working for computer company in Portland
Claudia Brown
Professor, Arizona State University
Janet Carpenter
Lecturer, City College of San Francisco, and San Jose State University
Chang Qing
Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis
Chang Tsenti (Joseph)
Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Cho Insoo
Assistant Professor, USC
Chou Yeong-chau
Assistant Professor, Dennison University
Chu Christina
Curator, Hong Kong City Museum of Art
Patricia Fister
Working at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) in Kyoto
Karen Gerhart
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Noelle Giuffrida
Assistant Prof. of East Asian Art, Case Western Reserve University
Patricia Graham
Free-lance curator and art appraiser based in Lawrence
Marilyn Gridley
Retired from the University of Missouri, Kansas City
Sarah Handler
Free-lance curator based in California
Curtis Hansman
Art History Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Han Junghee
Associate Professor, Hongik University
Brenda Jordan
Director of the National Coordinating Site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia; Japanese Studies Coordinator; University of Pittsburgh
Jane Ju
Assistant Professor, National Cheng-chi University in Taipei
Kao Mu-sen (Arthur)
Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Kim Wondong
Teaching at a University in Taegu
Elizabeth Kindall
Assistant Prof. of Asian Art, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Lu, Ling-en
Associate Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City
Ma, Jen-mei
Associate Professor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
Karen Mack
Assistant Prof., Atomi University, Tokyo
Robert Mowry Alan J.
Dworksy Curator of Asian Art, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University
Pan Anyi
Assistant Professor, Cornell University
Audrey Seo
Adjunct Instructor in Anthropology, College of William and Mary
Diana Tenckhoff
Instructor, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Robert Thorp
Retired Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Wan Qingli
Professor, University of Hong Kong
Ankeney Weitz
Assistant Professor, Colby College, Maine
Matthew Welch
Curator of Japanese Art at Minneapolis Institute of Art
Jean Wetzel
Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo
Richard Wilson
Professor, International Christian University in Tokyo
Donald Wood
Curator of Asian Art and Assistant Director, Birmingham Museum of Art
Wu Chao-jan (Philip)
Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Tunghai University, Taiwan
Margaret Carney Xie
Director of the Art Gallery and Assistant Professor, Alfred University in N.Y.

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