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.

Department Chair

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

Joseph Alchermes

Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program, Chair of the Art History and Architectural Studies Department

Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture


Director

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

Joseph Alchermes

Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Architectural Studies Program, Chair of the Art History and Architectural Studies Department

Late Roman art • Early Christian art • Byzantine art • Medieval architecture


Director

Christopher B.  Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, Director of the Museum Studies Program

Christopher B.  Steiner

Lucy C. McDannel '22 Professor of Art History and Anthropology, Director of the Museum Studies Program

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


Faculty

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Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier

Professor of Art

Ceramics • Sculpture • Site-specific art


William Pollack

Adjunct Instructor of Architectural Studies 

wpollack@conncoll.edu

David D. Rau

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art History

drau@conncoll.edu

Associated Faculty

Nadav Assor, Assistant Professor of Art

Nadav Assor

Assistant Professor of Art

(On sabbatical Fall 2016)

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


James Austin, Associate Professor of French

James Austin

Associate Professor of French

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

Proust • French film


Gregory A. Bailey, Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department

Gregory A. Bailey

Associate Professor of Art, Chair of the Art Department

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

(On sabbatical Academic Year 2016-2017)

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

United States politics and government • Gender and United States politics • The Presidency • Congress


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

Ann S. Devlin

May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor of Psychology

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

(On sabbatical Fall 2016)

Avatars • Computer graphics and visualization for interactive applications such as computer games, virtual reality environments, autonomous interactive characters, museum installations



Kathleen McKeon

Professor of Mathematics, Chair of the Mathematics Department

Computational graph theory • Enumeration • Algebraic graph theory • Probabilistic combinatorics • Algorithms and analysis

Emily C. Morash, Interim Associate Dean of the College and Dean of First-Year Students

Emily C. Morash

Interim Associate Dean of the College and Dean of First-Year Students

Modern architecture • Contemporary architecture • Italian modern architecture and design • Architecture and media


Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art

Denise Pelletier

Professor of Art

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, Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

Derek Turner

Professor of Philosophy, Associate Director of the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

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