Architectural Studies Faculty

The Architectural Studies program is housed in the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies, which is the home department for the program's historians. As an Architectural Studies major, you will also have the opportunity to work with associated faculty members in many other departments.

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program
Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture
Architectural design • Geography • Race and architecture • Community engagement

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
Modern architecture • Contemporary architecture • Italian modern architecture and design • Architecture and media

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art  (On sabbatical Spring 2015)
Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies
African art and material culture • Art market and collecting • Images of race and "otherness" in visual culture • Offbeat museums and visionary art • Censorship and museum controversies

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History
American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture

Associated Faculty

Nadav Assor, Assistant Professor of Art

Nadav Assor, Assistant Professor of Art
New Media art • Interactive programming and prototyping as art-making methods • Sound and video production and presentation, with a focus on experimental methods • Experimental 3D methods: motion capture, 3D scanning, 3D printing • Media installation; Media performance; Critical perspectives on art and technology • Cultural aspects of military-industrial technologies, with a concentration on imaging technologies and drone (UAV) technologies, their histories and implications • DIY drone construction and control (hacking drones) • Mapping-related and site-specific art

Gregory A. Bailey, Associate Professor of Art, Art Department Chair 2014-2015

Gregory A. Bailey, Associate Professor of Art, Art Department Chair 2014-2015
Sculpture • Mold making and casting • Ceramic shell foundry process • Welding and fabrication • Wood construction • Installation art • Conceptual art

Catherine Benoit, Professor of Anthropology

Catherine Benoit, Professor of Anthropology
Migration and border reinforcement • Anthropology of gardens and landscape • Health inequalities • Areas of interest: Haiti, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, European overseas territories

MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government

MaryAnne Borrelli, Professor of Government  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress

Ann S. Devlin, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor of Psychology, College Marshal

Ann S. Devlin, May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor of Psychology, College Marshal
Environmental psychology • Healthcare design • Evidence-based design • Spatial cognition

Glenn Dreyer, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Director of the Arboretum, Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany

Glenn Dreyer, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Director of the Arboretum, Adjunct Associate Professor of Botany
Vegetation management • Ecology and horticulture of native plants • Invasive exotic woody plants • Large and historic trees

S. James Lee, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

S. James Lee, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Avatars • Computer graphics and visualization for interactive applications such as computer games, virtual reality environments, autonomous interactive characters, museum installations

Pamela J.  Marks, Associate Professor of Art

Pamela J.  Marks, Associate Professor of Art  (On sabbatical Fall 2014)
Painting • Drawing • Color studies

Kathleen McKeon, Professor of Mathematics, Associate Director for Academics of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Kathleen McKeon, Professor of Mathematics, Associate Director for Academics of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
Computational graph theory • Enumeration • Algebraic graph theory • Probabilistic combinatorics • Algorithms and analysis

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
Modern architecture • Contemporary architecture • Italian modern architecture and design • Architecture and media

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art  (On sabbatical Spring 2015)
Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art

Donald Peppard, Jr., Professor of Economics

Donald Peppard, Jr., Professor of Economics
Public sector economies • The informal sector in Hanoi, Vietnam

Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Kristin Pfefferkorn, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy of art and architecture • Philosophy of film • Feminist philosophy • 19th and 20th-century continental philosophy • German Romanticism

Derek Turner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department

Derek Turner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Chair of the Philosophy Department
Philosophy of science • Philosophy of biology • Environmental philosophy

Michael Weinstein, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy

Michael Weinstein, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy
First-year physics ("studio") • Introductory astronomy lectures and labs

Andrea Wollensak, Professor of Art, Judith Ammerman '60 Director, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

Andrea Wollensak, Professor of Art, Judith Ammerman '60 Director, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Social design and collaborative community ventures • Mapping and visualizing data • Digital poetics • Site-specific installation works

Retired Faculty

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program
Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture
Architectural design • Geography • Race and architecture • Community engagement

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History

Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
Modern architecture • Contemporary architecture • Italian modern architecture and design • Architecture and media

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art  (On sabbatical Spring 2015)
Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies

Christopher Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History, Chair of Art History and Architectural Studies
African art and material culture • Art market and collecting • Images of race and "otherness" in visual culture • Offbeat museums and visionary art • Censorship and museum controversies

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History

Abigail Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty, Dayton Professor of Art History
American architecture • Gender issues in architecture • Vernacular architecture and cultural landscape studies • Spaces of childhood • Library architecture

Contact Information:

Phone:
860-439-2734

Fax:
860-439-5339

Email jdalc@conncoll.edu

Architectural Studies Program 
Box 5336
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196