AHPP’s Advisory Board

Susan Ball is the former Deputy Director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. After receiving a PhD. in the History of Art and Architecture at Yale, she began her scholarly career teaching art and architectural history at the University of Delaware, publishing articles in Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, essays in museum catalogues, and a book, Amedée Ozenfant: The Evolution of a Style (UMI, 1981). She moved into administration, where she spent twenty years as executive director of the College Art Association, after which she wrote, edited, and produced The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association (Rutgers, 2011).  In addition, she has served on numerous not for profit boards, including National Humanities Alliance, National Cultural Alliance, American Council of Learned Societies, New York Foundation for the Arts, and others; and taught in graduate arts administration programs at NYU and Baruch College, CUNY.

Rika Burnham is Head of Education at The Frick Collection. She has been recognized by the National Art Education Association for sustained achievement in teaching and appointed a Getty Museum Scholar, as well as an Attingham Trust Scholar in the Royal Collection Studies Programme. She has been a guest lecturer and conducted workshops at art museums nationwide and internationally, and an adjunct professor of Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a visiting museum educator for the Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is the ongoing project director of the Teaching Institute for Museum Educators (TIME). Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience (Getty, 2011), which she co-authored with Elliott Kai-Kee, won a PROSE Award for best title in education of 2011 from the Association of American Publishers. She earned a degree in art history from Harvard University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014.

Jill Cirasella is Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In this position, she oversees reference, instruction, circulation, and interlibrary loan services, as well as numerous scholarly communications initiatives, including the Graduate Center component of the CUNY Academic Works repository. She is a vocal advocate of open access to scholarly literature and seeks to promote understanding and adoption of open access at CUNY and beyond.

Michael Cothren is Scheuer Family Professor of Humanities at Swarthmore College, where he has taught art history since 1978.  He is also a consultative curator of medieval stained glass at the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania and served for twelve years as president of the U. S. Committee of the international Corpus Vitrearum. He has published widely in scholarly collections and journals including The Art Bulletin, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and Revue de l’art and written a monograph Picturing the Celestial City: The Medieval Stained Glass of Beauvais Cathedral (Princeton University Press, 2006).  He is currently co-author with Marilyn Stokstad of a widely used series of textbooks for survey courses in art history.  Recently his research has shifted from medieval stained glass to prehistoric Native American painting, as he seeks to discover and characterize the individual artists who painted the Mimbres bowls, produced in Southwest New Mexico c. 1000-1150 CE.

Kelly Donahue-Wallace is Professor of Art History and Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies at the University of North Texas (UNT). She teaches Latin American and European early modern art. She is the author of the department’s online courses Art and Business, Art Appreciation for Non-Majors, and Art History Survey I. Her research addresses Latin American colonial prints and art history pedagogy. She has published numerous articles, and authored Art and Architecture of Viceregal Latin America 1521-1821 and co-edited Teaching Art History with New Technologies: Reflections and Case Studies. Her third book Jerónimo Antonio Gil and the Idea of the Spanish Enlightenment is forthcoming in 2016. She is the 2015 winner of the UNT Teacher/Scholar Award and has received research fellowships and grants from Spain’s Program for Cultural Cooperation, Humanities Texas, the Fulbright Foundation, Indiana University, the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund, and UNT.

Anne Kraybill is the Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensberg, Pennsylvania.  Formerly as Director of Education and Research in Learning at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, she oversaw the institution’s programmatic strategy to engage all audiences and is developing its research agenda to better understand the value of art museums to society. Kraybill also spearheaded Crystal Bridges’ online learning initiative for high school students, which developed online for-credit courses and a teacher training and distribution plan, and launched Crystal Bridges’ inaugural School Visits Program that included a rigorous random assignment evaluation, which has been published in popular media and scholarly journals. She has a BFA degree in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art, a MA degree in Museum Education from University of the Arts, and a MS degree in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University and has taken graduate studies in Education Policy at the University of Arkansas, Department of Education Reform.

Mike Murawski is the Director of Education & Public Programs for the Portland Art Museum, as well as Founding Editor of ArtMuseumTeaching.com, a digital community and multi-authored forum for reflecting on issues of teaching, learning, and experimental practice in the field of art museum education. He earned his MA and PhD in Education from American University in Washington, DC, focusing his research on educational theory and interdisciplinary learning in the arts. Prior to his position at the Portland Art Museum, he served as Director of School Services at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as head of education and public programs at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University. He currently serves as the Pacific Region Director for the Museum Division of the National Art Education Association, and has taught as adjunct professor in the School of Art and Design at Portland State University and the Critical Theory + Creative Research graduate program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Andrea Pappas is Associate Professor of Art History at Santa Clara University. She graduated from UC Berkeley, spent a year in a non-degree program at Yale, and earned her MA and PhD from USC, where she also earned a graduate certificate in gender studies. She has published on Mark Rothko, mid-twentieth century abstract painting, the New York art market, and American Jewish art and visual culture.  A member of the editorial board of Modern Jewish Studies, she recently edited a special issue of MJS on Jewish art. Her publication, “‘Each Wise Nymph that Angles for a Heart’: The Politics of Courtship in the Boston ‘Fishing Lady’ Pictures,” recently appeared in Winterthur Portfolio. Her work has been supported by the NEH. With Kelly Donahue-Wallace and Laetitia La Follette, she is a contributing editor to Teaching Art History with Technology: Reflections and Case Studies.

Nancy Ross is Assistant Professor of Art History at Dixie State University and she moonlights as a sociologist of religion. She is interested in intersectional feminist art history pedagogy and especially in the ways that digital methods can disrupt traditional ways of teaching and learning in the discipline. She sees art history as an interdisciplinary subject that can benefit from methodologies used in the the social sciences. Her research focuses on Mormonism, Mormon Feminism, social networks, social media, and religious art, though she started her career as a medievalist. She is the contributing editor for Medieval Art at Smarthistory at Khan Academy. She was the lead developer for the Technology Intensive Concurrent Enrollment (TICE) ART 1010 project, funded by the Commissioner’s Office for Higher Education in Utah.

Deirdre Diane Spencer is Head of the Fine Arts Library at the University of Michigan, where she is responsible for planning and implementing Fine Arts Library programs, collections and services. She also serves as the departmental liaison to the History of Art Department, outreach librarian, exhibit curator and administrative head. Her educational background and experience are in the history of art and architecture with research interests in the representations of African-American slavery in film, photography, and visual culture; the history and representation of the African-American middle class; 19th and early 20th century American art and visual culture; British landscape architecture; and Roman architecture, painting, and sculpture, including those of Roman Egypt. Her dissertation and current professional directions involve images content in historic African-American newspapers, and digital humanities scholarship.

Anne Swartz is Professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She focuses on feminist art, critical theory, and other areas within contemporary art.  She lectures, writes, and curates widely.  She co-edited a volume of the journal Critical Matrix: The Princeton Journal of Women, Gender, and Culture with Johanna Burton on the legacy of critic Arlene Raven.  She serves on the National Advisory Committee for The Institute for Women and Art and the National Committee for The Feminist Art Project.  She was the Honors Awards Chair for the National Women’s Caucus for Art from 2006-11, and served on the Committee for Intellectual Property of the College Art Association from 2005-10 and the Distinguished Feminist Award Jury for the College Art Association from 2011-14.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in Tokyo from 2002-03 and has received two Presidential Fellowships from the Savannah College of Art and Design (2002 and 2013).  She is currently completing a book-length manuscript on The Home in Contemporary Feminist Art.

Luke Waltzer is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he helps graduate students develop as teachers, works on a variety of university-wide curricular and educational technology initiatives, and teaches courses in interactive technology and pedagogy and the digital humanities. He has a Ph.D. in History from the CUNY Graduate Center, has contributed essays to Matthew K. Gold’s Debates in the Digital Humanities and, with Thomas Harbison, to Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki’s Writing History in the Digital Age, and serves on the editorial collective for the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.

Kathleen Yancey is Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. She has served as president or chair of several scholarly organizations, including the National Council of Teachers of English and Conference on College Composition and Communication, and Editor of College Composition and Communication. Co-founder and Co-director of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research, Yancey has authored or co-authored over 90 articles and book chapters, and has authored or edited twelve scholarly books—among them Portfolios in the Writing Classroom; Reflection in the Writing Classroom;  and Writing across Contexts: Composition, Transfer, and Sites of Writing. Her current projects include A Rhetoric of Reflection, forthcoming 2016, and Assembling Composition. She has won numerous awards, including the Florida State University  Graduate Mentor Award, the WPA Best Book Award, and the Donald Murray Writing Prize.


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