Art & Art History
I was born in Paris, France
B.A.--Haverford College, Haverford, PA
M.A.--Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, NY, NY
Ph.D.--University of Pennsylvania, Phila., PA
Field of concentration is American art and architecture.
I have been at BW since 1995. I am a frequent contributor to the Book Review Section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. I am working on two projects: a book about the history of the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, OH and a book about the Mediterreanean world.
Questions and answers
Why did you choose to teach at BW?
I chose to teach at BW because of its small liberal arts college setting and its commitment to student learning and growth.
What characteristics distinguish BW from other colleges/universities?
Its small scale, friendliness, devotion to student sucess, growth and maturity, and its Study Abroad opportunities uniquely tailored to its student population.
How do you mentor students?
Mentoring suggests accessibility outside the classroom and I try to be always available to students. I relate to them my personal experiences in my field and how I came to be an art historian and college professor. Other ways of mentoring include encouraging students to follow their passion and dreams, and leading Study Abroad trips.
What do students like best about your class?
From reading student evaluations, four words pop up most often: enthusiasm, humor, expertise, and fairness.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?
I would be working for the National Park Service out West somewhere, leading hikes in the mountains.