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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PhD Graduates in Art & Architectural History


Katherine Eve Baker

Associate Professor of Art History, Arkansas State University

Johanna Bauman

Head of Digital and Special Collections, Pratt Institute Libraries

Lydia Mattice Brandt 

Associate Professor, School of Visual Art and Design, 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, Middle Eastern & North African Studies, College of Wooster

Leslie Cozzi

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

Katelyn Crawford

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

Burak Erdim

Associate Professor of Architecture, North Carolina State University       

Emily A. Fenichel

Associate 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

Program Manager, Musicopia

Jennifer Grayburn

Assistant Director for Digital & Open Scholarship, Princeton University

Krista Hall Gulbransen

Associate Professor, Art History & South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Whitman College

Mari Yoko Hara

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Notre Dame University

Gabrielle Harlan

Lecturer, Architecture, College of Environmental Design, 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 Marazuela Kim

Advisor, Associate Curator, Venice Project Space, Fondazione Marta Czok, Feb 2023 - present, et. al.

Cory Korkow

Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500 - 1800, Cleveland Museum of Art

Henry Luttikhuizen

Professor of Art History, Calvin University

Kathleen M. Lynch

Professor, University of Cincinnati

Clara Ma

Research Associate in the Asian Art Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

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

Formerly MetaLAb Harvard, Frei-Universität Berlin

Justin Mann 

Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

Elizabeth Merrill 

Faculty member, Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, Ghent University

Christopher C. Miller

Glavé and Holmes Architecture, Richmond, Virginia

Elizabeth Milnarik

Historical Architect, National Park Service, National Capital Region

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

Najee Olya

Assistant Professor, Department of Classical Studies, WIlliam & Mary

Tanya Paul 

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

Elena Pakhoutova

Senior Curator, Himalayan Art, 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 Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University

Monica Adele Shenouda

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

Dylan Spivey

Coordinator of Operations, Virginia Beach History Museums 

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

Jennifer Van Horn

Associate Professor of Art History, University of Delaware

Anne Williams

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

Constanze Witt

Lecturer, Archaeology at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Jinchao Zhao

Assistant Professor, Tongji University


PhD graduates in Classical Art and Archaeology


Jared Benton

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

Scott Craver

Editor at Congressional Budget Office, Washington D.C.

Kevin Cole

Assistant Professor, Art History and Art, Broward College

Alicia Dissinger

American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton Office

Renee Gondek

Content Director, Art Historian, Hanover Research

Ben Gorham

Research Data Specialist and GIS Administrator, Case Western Reserve University

Veronica Ikeshoji-Orlati

Senior Data Scientist, Dropbox

Stephanie Layton-Kim

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Catholic University of America

Ismini Miliaresis

Pursuit Manager in ESG, Deloitte

Elizabeth Molacek

Pursuit Manager, Deloitte

Eric Poehler

Professor, Department of Classics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dylan Rogers

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Classics, Florida State University

Carrie Sulosky Weaver

Adjunct Teaching Professor, Department of Classics, University of Pittsburgh

Sean Tennant

Archaeology Data Manager at Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Justin Walsh

Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Chapman University

Claire J. Weiss

Office Manager, ORB International

Daniel S. Weiss

Director, Visual Resources, University of Virginia