Alumni News & Updates

The University of Virginia awarded its first Doctor of Philosophy degree in Art History in 1974. Graduates of the PhD Program in Art and Architectural History have gone on to serve as professors, museum curators, non-profit directors, and art market specialists. The titles and accomplishments of many alumni are listed below, and we welcome news and updates from all graduate alumni.


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Recent PhD Graduates in Art & Architectural History


Katherine Eve Baker

Assistant Professor of Art History, Arkansas State University

Johanna Bauman

Head of Digital and Special Collections, Pratt Institute Libraries

Lydia Mattice Brandt 

Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

Betsy Chunko-Dominguez

Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design 

Lucia Colombari

Assistant Professor of Art History and Arts Management, University of Oklahoma

Tracy Cosgriff

Assistant Professor of Art and Art History, College of Wooster

Leslie Cozzi

Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings & Photographs, The Baltimore Museum of Art

Katelyn Crawford

William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art

Burak Erdim

Assistant Professor of Architecture, North Carolina State University       

Emily A. Fenichel

Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Visual Arts and Art History, Florida Atlantic University

Amy Finstein

Assistant Professor of Architectural History, Department of Visual Arts, College of the Holy Cross

Nicholas Genau

Research Assistant, Montpelier Curatorial Department

Jennifer Grayburn

Director of Digital Scholarship & Public Services, Union College

Krista Hall Gulbransen

Assistant Professor, Art History & Visual Culture Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Whitman College

Mari Yoko Hara

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Notre Dame University

Gabrielle Harlan

Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona 

Caroline Irene Harris (formerly Cassells)

Diane W. and James E. Burke Associate Director for Education, Princeton University Art Museum

Mary G. Haviland

Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions, and Curator of Decorative Arts, Clark Art Institute

John Hawley

Associate Specialist, Old Master Paintings - Christie's, New York

Eric R. Hupe

Assistant Professor of Art History, Lafayette College

Anna Marzuela Kim

Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Research Forum at Courtauld Institute of Art in London for 2015-16

Corey Korkow

Associate Curator of European Art, Cleveland Museum of Art

Henry Luttikhuizen

Professor of Art History, Calvin University

Kathleen M. Lynch

Professor, University of Cincinnati

Gretchen Kreahling McKay

Professor of Art History, McDaniel College

Luanne McKinnon

Independent Scholar and past director of the University of New Mexico Art Museum.  

Mike Maizels

Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History, University of Arkansas

Justin Mann 

Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

Elizabeth Merrill 

Frances A. Yates Long Term Fellow, Warburg Institute, London

Christopher C. Miller

Director of Architecture Program and Professor, Department of Art, Benedictine College

Elizabeth Milnarik

National Park Service

Emily A. Moerer

Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Enrichment, Temple University

Rosa Maria Motta

Lecturer of Classical Studies and Italian, Christopher Newport University

Murad K. Mumtaz

Assistant Professor of Art, Williams College

Melissa Ragain

Associate Professor, Montana State University

Tanya Paul 

Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Elena Pakhoutova

Curator, Rubin Museum of Art, NYC

Jennifer Stettler Parsons

Assistant Curator, Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Corey Piper

Brock Curator of American Art, Chrysler Museum of Art

Stephanie Rufino

Adjunct Faculty, Georgetown University

Monica Adele Shenouda

Associate Program Director, University of Virginia Architecture Program in Venice Program

Jessica Stewart

Lecturer, Art History, James Madison University 

Jacqueline S. Taylor

Freelance writer, editor, urbanist

Edward Triplett

Lecturing Fellow of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University

Anne Williams

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond

Constanze Witt

Hawaii Public Library System


Recent PhD graduates in Classical Art and Archaeology


Jared Benton

Assistant Professor of Art History of the Ancient Mediterranean, Art Department, Old Dominion University

Scott Craver

Art History Program, St. Bonaventure University

Kevin Cole

Department of Fine Arts, Broward College

Alicis Dissinger

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton Office

Renee Gondek

George Washington University, Center for Hellenic Studies

Ben Gorham

Research Data Specialist and GIS Administrator, Case Western Reserve University

Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlat

Product Analyst, Eventbrite Inc.

Stephanie Layton-Kim

Lecturer, Catholic University of America

Ismini Miliaresis

Adjunct Professor, Virginia Tech

Elizabeth Molacek

Frederick Randolph Grace Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art Harvard University

Eric Poehler

Assistant / Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dylan Rogers

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Classics, Florida State University

Carrie Sulosky Weaver

Lecturer II in Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh

Sean Tennant

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences and Social Sciences, Schaffer Library, Union College

Justin Walsh

Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Chapman University

Claire J. Weiss

Office Manager, ORB International

Daniel Steven Weiss

Director, Visual Resources, University of Virginia