Our Graduate Alumni


The MA and PhD in History of Art are launching pads for a number of different careers. Our graduate alumni are employed around the world as university professors; museum curators, educators, directors, and administrators; postdocs and researchers; and staff members at universities and nonprofit organizations. See below for the placements of some of our graduate alumni, as well as news updates about their positions, publications, and awards.


Anna Talarico (MA 2021) is the Exhibitions Assistant for FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.

Eunice Uhm (PhD 2021) will begin a three year postdoctoral position at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Kalamazoo College in the fall of 2021.

Linda Huang (PhD 2021) 

Yiwen Liu (PhD 2021) is a Research Assistant with the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

Emma Clute (PhD 2020)

Kristen Adams (PhD 2020) is a Lecturer for the History of Art department at The Ohio State University. 

Trenton Olsen (PhD 2020) is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Art and Design department at Lindenwood University where he teaches courses on Modern and Contemporary Art.

Elizabeth Sandoval (PhD 2018) is a curatorial assistant at the Williams College Museum of Art.

Julie Dentzer (PhD 2019)

Ankur Desai (PhD 2019) is an Instructor of Asian art history at the Kansas City Art Institute, and is working for the Huntington Archive. 

Effie Yin (PhD 2019) ), having completed a stint as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dickinson College during the 2019/20 academic year, has now joined the faculty at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL.

Ahyoung Yoo (PhD 2017) is a Lecturer at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Rebecca Howard (PhD, 2017) is an Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art at the University of Memphis.

Lisa Iacobellis (PhD 2017) is the Instructional Services Coordinator for Rare Books and Manuscripts at Ohio State University's Thompson Library.

Jeannette Martinez (MA 2017) works as an Academic Advisor for her alma mater, the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. She was also asked by the university library there to lend her expertise to a digital archive project of street art in Reno.

James Hansen (PhD 2017) is Assistant Professor of Art History, with a specialization in contemporary art and new media, in the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Maria Salvador Cabrerizo (MA 2017) began doctoral work in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University in the autumn of 2017.

Kimberly Masteller (PhD 2017) is the Jeanne McCray Beals Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mina Kim (PhD 2016) is Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama.

Bob Calhoun (PhD 2016) spent the 2016/17 academic year as Kress Fellow for Provenance Research, working at the Columbus Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the Harvard University Art Museums.

Yang Wang (PhD 2015) is Assistant Professor of Art History in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Angela Andersen (PhD 2015), recipient of the 2016 Margaret B. Sevcenko Prize in Islamic Art and Culture, spent the 2016/17 academic year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT. Previously she was Associate Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.

Michael Bowman (PhD 2015) is Program Assistant in the Department of Educational Studies in OSU's College of Education and Human Ecology.

Hyejeong Choi (PhD 2015)

Anastasia Nurre (PhD 2015)

Brid Arthur (PhD 2015)

Ivana Rosenblatt (PhD 2015) is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).

Julia Fischer (PhD 2014) is Associate Professor of Art History at Lamar University. Her textbook, How to Speak Art: Understanding its Language, Issues, and Themes, was published in 2015.  She published her second book Art in Rome: Antiquity to the Present, in 2019. 

Sean DeLouche (PhD 2014) is a lecturer teaching nineteenth-century European and American art in the Art Department and Allbritton Art Institute at Baylor University.

Seunghan Paek (PhD 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory in the Department of Architecture at Pusan National University in Pusan, South Korea. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Catholic Kwandong University in Gangwon-do and, before that, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s Council on East Asian Studies.

Jimena Berzal de Dios (PhD 2014) is Professor of early modern art and critical theory at Western Washington University. Her book, Visual Experiences in Cinquecento Theatrical Spaces was just published by the University of Toronto Press.

Clint Buhler (PhD 2013) is Assistant Dean of Visual & Performing Arts and World Languages at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

Ariana Maki (PhD, 2013) is Associate Director of the University of Virginia's Bhutan Initiative and the Tibet Center.

Greer Pagano (PhD 2013) is Curator at the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, OH.

Catherine Walworth (PhD 2013) is Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock. Her book Soviet Salvage: Imperial Debris, Revolutionary Reuse, and Russian Constructivism was published by Penn State University Press, as part of their Refiguring Modernism series, in 2018.

Yanfei Zhu (PhD 2013) is Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of North Georgia. Previously he held postdoctoral positions at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Chicago.

Amanda Gluibizzi (PhD 2012) is Associate Professor in Ohio State University's Departments of Art and History of Art. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary art and design.

James Voorhies (PhD 2012), who served as Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University from 2013 until 2016, is now Dean of Fine Arts at California College of the Arts (CCA). His book Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968, was published by MIT Press in 2017.

Katie Rask (PhD 2012) is is Assistant Professor of Classics at Ohio State University – Marion.

Diane Nance (MA 2011) is Adjunct Instructor and Director of Sponsored Art Programs in the Department of Art at Otterbein University.

Maruta Vitols (PhD 2009) is Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Olin College in Needham, Massachusetts.

Mark A. Magelby (PhD 2009) is Director at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art.

David Efurd (PhD 2008) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

Walter B. Davis (PhD 2008) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design and the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

Rachel Trinkley (MA 2008) is a writer in the Department of Education Publications at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Esra Akin-Kivanc (PhD, 2007) is Associate Professor of Islamic art and architecture at the University of South Florida. Her book, Muthana/Mirror Writing in Islamic Art: History, Theory, and Aesthetics, was published Indiana University Press in 2020.

Natalie Marsh (PhD 2007) is Director of the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College.

Tianshu Zhu (PhD 2007) is Associate Professor and Acting Head of Department of History at University of Macau.

Cathleen Cummings (PhD 2006) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Wei Lin (PhD 2006) is Associate Professor of Art History at Transylvania University.

Douglas Zullo (PhD 2006) is Associate Professor at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.

Savas Arslan (PhD 2005) is Professor of Film and Television at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Craig I. Hardiman (PhD 2005) is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

M. Melissa Wolfe (PhD 2005) is Curator of American Art at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Rui Zhang (PhD 2005) is Head of the Art Market and Management Programs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Chaya Chandrasekhar (PhD 2004) is the Israel Ward Andrews Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Marietta College in Marietta, OH.

Wendy K. Koenig (PhD 2004) is Professor of Visual and Media Arts at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, CA.

Anu Vedagiri (PhD 2004) is Visual Resources Curator and Assistant Professional Practices Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Kerry Lucinda Brown (MA 2003) is a Professor of Art History at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. 

Su-hsing Lin (PhD 2003) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan.

Tom Suchan (PhD 2003) is Professor in the Art Department at Eastern Michigan University.

Dorothy Bokelman (PhD 2002) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

Janice Glowski (PhD 2002) is Director of the Museum and Galleries at Otterbein University.

Wendy McPeters Schaller (PhD 2002) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Ashland University in Ashland, OH.

Kuiyi Shen (PhD 2000) is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego.

Dina Bangdel (PhD 1999) was Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Rita Tekippe (PhD 1999) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA.

Marian Mazzone (PhD 1997) is Chair and Professor in the Department of Art History at the College of Charleston.

Nancy Zinn (PhD 1997) is Deputy Director for Curatorial, Exhibitions, and Conservation at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

Geoffrey Dare (MA 1995) is Senior Assistant Registrar of Collections: Incoming Loans at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Andrew D. Hottle (MA 1995) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art at Rowen University in Glassboro, NJ.

Martha Moffitt Peacock (PhD 1989) is Professor in the Department of Art History and Curatorial Studies and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Brigham Young University.

Steven Bule (PhD 1987) is Professor in the Department of Art and Visual Communications at Utah Valley University.

Janice J. Leoshko (PhD 1987) is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin.

Mary Beth Heston-Coffman (PhD 1985) is Professor and Director of the Asian Studies Program at the College of Charleston.

Richard Rubenfeld (PhD 1985) is Professor in the Art Department at Eastern Michigan University.

Yu-min Lee (PhD 1983) is Chief Curator in the Department of Painting and Calligraphy at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.

Youngna Kim (PhD 1980) is Director-General of the National Museum of Korea and Chair of the Asia-Europe Museum Network.

Laura L. Meixner (PhD 1979) is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University.

David Stark (PhD 1979) is Chief Curator at the Columbus Museum of Art. Previously he served as Director of Administration for Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago.