Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Areas of Expertise
- South Asian Art and Culture
- Buddhist Art and Artifacts
Susan L. Huntington, Ph.D., is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University in Columbus. A specialist in the art of South Asia, her main publications include The Art of Ancient India (with contributions by John C. Huntington), The Pala-Sena Schools of Sculpture, and Leaves From the Bodhi Tree (with John C. Huntington). Her work on the early Buddhist art of India, published in several articles and a forthcoming book, has stimulated considerable debate and discussion within the academic community. Over the course of her career, Dr. Huntington has received many awards and grants from prestigious sources such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Award program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Smithsonian Institution. From the Ohio State University Dr. Huntington has received the Distinguished Scholar Award, the Distinguished University Professorship, and two awards for outstanding teaching. In 1998, Dr. Huntington was the Numata Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bailliol College at Oxford University and in 2005 she was the Mary Jane Crowe Visiting Professor at Northwestern University. For the 2011-2012 academic year, Dr. Huntington is a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton on a fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation. Dr. Huntington has advised many master’s and doctoral students, most of whom are now active scholars and teachers in the field of South Asian art in universities and museums throughout the country. She has also served as an officer and/or Board member of numerous national and international societies and committees, including the American Committee for South Asian Art, the Association for Asian Studies, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright Award Committee, the College Art Association, and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers. She is currently Director of the Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Related Art at The Ohio State University.