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


Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History

Robert Baldwin

Associate Professor of Art History

Late Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Post-Impressionist art, Mercantile culture in European art and literature (1300-1700) • Landscape in European art and literature (1350-1920) • Music in European art, literature, and society (1400-1920) • Gender and art (1300-1920)


Stephen Fan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Stephen Fan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture

Architectural design • Geography • Race and architecture • Community engagement


Karen  Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History

Karen  Gonzalez Rice

Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History

Contemporary art (1945-present) • Experimental art • Performance studies • Contemporary art and the body • American studies; contemporary art in America • Religion in contemporary art • Trauma studies • Art and ethics


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


Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Qiang Ning

Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art, Curator of the Chu-Griffis Asian Art Collection

Asian art history • Contemporary Chinese art • Gender in Chinese art and society • Silk Road archaeology • Art market/Art Collection


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


Associated Faculty

Yibing Huang, Associate Professor of Chinese

Yibing Huang

Associate Professor of Chinese

(On sabbatical Spring 2015)

Modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema, popular culture • Comparative studies of modernism and postmodernism in China and in the West • Cultural translations between Chinese poetry and modern American poetry


Sabrina Notarfrancisco, Assistant Professor of Theater

Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Assistant Professor of Theater

Costume design • Costume construction • Costume history • Costume shop management


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


Takeshi Watanabe, Assistant Professor of Japanese

Takeshi Watanabe

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Japanese literature and culture • Literary and visual interpretations of history


Barbara Zabel, Professor Emeritus of Art History

Barbara Zabel

Professor Emeritus of Art History

American art • European modernism • Gender issues in the Machine Age • Portraiture in the 20th century