Ph.D. Art History, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
Dissertation: Developing an Iconography of the Episcopacy: Liturgical
Portraiture and Episcopal Politics in Late Tenth- and Early Eleventh-Century
Director: Dorothy Verkerk
Committee: Jaroslav Folda, Elizabeth Lipsmeyer, Elizabeth McLachlan, Mary
Pardo and Kathryn Starkey
M.A. Art History, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
Thesis: Reading the Heavens: An Eschatological Interpretation of the
Signs of the Zodiac and the Ascension of Christ on the Quedlinburg Portable
Director: Dorothy Verkerk
B.A. Art History and Studio Art, Furman
University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1994
Abroad Program in Art and Art History, University
of Georgia at Cortona, Italy, 1993
Associate Professor, Elon University, 2012-present
Assistant Professor, Elon University, 2006 - 2012
Adjunct Professor, Elon University, 2005-2006
Instructor in Art, Furman University, 2003-2004
Part-Time Instructor in Art, Furman University, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
Kress Intern, North Carolina Museum of Art, 2000-2001
Gallery Director, Coleman Fine Art and Restoration. Charleston, South
Classes taught regularly (Elon University):
Art History I: Gods & Emperors:
Art History II: Cathedrals to Conquest:
Italy's Heritage: Past is Present (taught abroad)
Methodologies of Art History
Senior Seminar in Art HIstory
Special Topics Courses (Elon University):
Patronage & Plunder: The Politics of Collecting
Current Controversies in Feminism (Women’s & Gender Studies capstone)
Ornament & Idolatry: Arts and the Islamic World
African Art: History & Exhibition
Contact & Conflict: Arts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Course Taught Previously:
Art & History: Prehistory to the Middle Ages (Fall 2005-Spring 2007, Elon
Art & History: Renaissance to Contemporary ( Fall 2005, Elon University)
Non-Western Art & History (Spring 2006, Elon University)
The History and Appreciation of Western Art (taught regularly at Furman University)
Arts of the Ancient World (Fall 2003, Furman University)
African and Pre-Columbian Art (Spring 2003, Furman University)
Arts of the Medieval World (Spring 2004, Furman University)
Art Criticism and Theory (Winter 2004, Furman University)
Celtic Art and Cultures (Summer 2000. University of North Carolina at
Art from Prehistory to the Renaissance - Online (Spring 1999. University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Introduction to the History of Architecture (Spring 2000. University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Art from Prehistory to the Renaissance (Fall 1999. University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Non-Western Art History (Fall 1994. University of Florida, Gainesville)
From Aosta to Aquileia: An Art of Northern Italy or Bishops at the Border?
Books - Chapters
“Building the Body of the Church: A Bishop's Blessing in the Benedictional of Engilmar of Parenzo,” The Bishop Re-formed : Studies in Episcopal Power and Culture in the Central Middle Ages, (Church, Faith, and Culture in the Medieval West), Edited by John S. Ott and Anna E. Trumbore, Burlington, Vermont, Ashgate, 92-121.
“In the Apse or In Between: The Benedictional of Engilmar and Traditions of Episcopal Patronage in the Apse at Porec,” in Saintly Bishops and Bishops' Saints, eds. John Ott and Trpimir Vedriš, (anticipated publication May 2012).
“The Bishop’s Two Bodies,” in Envisioning the Medieval Bishop. (Volume commissioned in 2009 by Brepols Publishers for the series Medieval Church Studies. Manuscript to be submitted in January 2012.)
Books - Edited Volume
Sigrid Danielson and Evan A. Gatti, eds. Envisioning the Medieval Bishop.
(Volume commissioned in 2009 by Brepols Publishers for the series Medieval Church Studies. Manuscript to be submitted in January 2012.)
Journals - Articles
"In a Space Between: Ivrea and the Problem of (Italian) Ottonian Art", Peregrinations: A Journal for the International Society for the Study of Pilgrimage Art, vol. 3 no. 1. http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/vol3_1/current.html.
“Reviving the Relic: An Investigation of the Form and Function of the Reliquary of St. Servatius, Quedlinburg,” The Athanor, XVIII, 7-15.
“The Bishop in Maistas, the Body in Communitas: the Liturgical Portraits of Sigebert of Minden”
Journal – Edited Issue
Guest editor, Peregrinations: A Journal for the International Society for the Study of Pilgrimage Art, vol. 3 no. 1 (2010). http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/vol3_1/current.html.
"Medieval Itay - Art" (with Sigrid Danielson), Oxford Bibliographies Online
“In Transition, Sabbatical Work: New Ceramic Vessels and Monotypes” Carolina Arts Online, November 2003.
“The Bishop’s Two Bodies,” The Midwest Art History Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 15, 2011.
“Magnani, Morandi & Medieval ‘Modernism’,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, Virginia, October 20, 2010.
“A Bishop’s Blessing on the Border or In-between: The Frontispiece in the Benedictional of Engilmar,” Hagiotheca: Saintly Bishops and Bishops' Saints in Pore?, Croatia, May 27-30, 2010.
"Images on the Edge and About the Center: “Ottonian” Art in Northern Italy” International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13, 2010.
"In a Space Between: Fragmentary Frescoes at Aosta and the Problem of the Middle Ages" 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies on in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11, 2008.
“Slide Projector, Data Projector, ARTstor, and More?: Rethinking Pedagogical Practice and Technology Talk” (co-Presenter with Todd A. Nicolet), Teaching and Transformation: Transforming students, transforming campuses, transforming ourselves (Innovation in Instruction Conference) Elon University, North Carolina, August 16, 2007.
“A Romanesque Church with a Roman Floor, Ottonian Murals and a Baroque Ceiling? Mixed Messages and Modern Meanings at Aosta” 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10, 2007.
"Space and Spirituality: Public and Private Aspects of Liturgical Celebration," Southeastern College Art Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 28, 2005.
“Episcopal Sanctity and Earthly Authority: A Study in Liturgical Portraiture from Saints' Lives to Sacramentaries,” The International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, July 16, 2003.
“Act and Ideology: Liturgical Performance and Episcopal Politics in Medieval Dedication Miniatures,” The 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9, 2003.
"Episcopal Authorities in Liturgical Portraiture from Ottonian Manuscript Illumination,” North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (sponsored jointly by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, February 23, 2002.
"Portraiture as Politics in the Sacramentary of Warmundus d'Ivrea," Southeastern College Art Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, October 26, 2001.
"Reading the Heavens: An Eschatological Interpretation of the Signs
of the Zodiac and the Ascension of Christ on the Quedlinburg Portable
Altar," The Graduate Student Symposium,
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 1998. (received Gunther P. Stamm Award for oustanding paper)
Session Organizer / Moderator / Respondent
“Image and Episcopacy: The Art of the Bishop" International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13, 2011, organizer.
“Iconography of the Episcopacy: Bishops and/in the Image,” with Diane J. Reilly, Indiana University, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, July 13, 2009, respondent.
“Codex, Church, and Charter: Bishops as Patrons in the Middle Ages,” International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9, 2009, moderator.
Session Co-Chair, “Architecture’s Narrative: Spaces and the Stories they Tell,” Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, October, 25-28, 2006, co-organizer.
Invited Talks / Roundtables
“More Than a Medievalist: Teaching the General while Writing the Specific”, International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 14, 2011, roundtable participant.
“Medieval Secrets in Modern Italy,” guest lecture, Greenville, South Carolina for Elon University’s Board of Visitors, November 1, 2008.
"Lost in the Attic: Medieval Frescoes from Northern Italy” Family Weekend at Elon University, September 27, 2008.
Guest Lecture, University of North Carolina at Asheville, April 20, 2005.
“Ecclesia and the Episcopacy: Liturgical Politics and the Portraiture of Sigebert of Minden,” Middle Atlantic Symposium, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2004, invited participant.
"Seeing and Believing: Looking at Religious Art from the Medieval
to the Early Modern Era,"North Carolina
Museum of Art, Raleigh, North
Carolina, January 22, 2001(presentation to museum docents)
“A Roundtable Discussion on Gender in the Visual Arts,” ACS Women's/Gender Studies Conference, March 26-27th, Furman University, 2004, oragnizer and moderator.
“A Journey into Xibalba: The Meso-American Ballgame,” Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, invited lecture.
Art & Humanities Curriculum Committee, 2011
General Studies Review Committee,
Chair, subcommittee for amendments to the teacher-scholar statement, appointed by Academic Council,
Search Committee, Executive Director of Cultural Programs and Academic Events, 2008
Co-Chair, Chair, Visual Culture Group,
General Studies Council,
Presidential Task Force for Scholarship, 2007-2009
Middle Eastern Studies Board, 2007-present
Women’s and Gender Studies Board, 2007-present
Classical Studies Committee, 2006-present
Design and maintenance of the website for the Art History program, 2006-present
Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Photography, 2006-2007
Coordinator, Elon Art Collections,
Design and maintenance of the website for “Episcopus: A Society for the Study of Episcopal Power and Culture in the Middle Ages”, 2004-2005
Co-Curator, Gender Acts! Exhibition, 2004
Chair, North Carolina Colloquium of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 2000
Graduate Representative to the Curriculum of Medieval Studies Board, 1999-2001
Graduate Assistant, Cecina Valley Project: An Archaeological Survey and Excavation," Podere Cosciano, Italy
Committee Member and Reception Coordinator, Semblance and Likeness: UNC:CH Studies in Visual Culture Symposium, 1999
Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Federation,
Assistant to Slide Curator,
Coordinator, Tea Talk Lecture Series, Department of Art, 1997-1998
HONORS AND AWARDS
Summer Research Fellowship, Elon University, Summer 2011
FR&D Travel Grant, Elon University, Summer 2010
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (with Elizabeth Dobbins, Religious Studies & International Studies Major, Honors Fellow), Elon University, 2010
Summer Research Fellowship, Elon University, Summer 2009
Hultquist Award for New Faculty Research, Elon University, Summer 2007
Dissertation Completion Grant, Graduate School, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2005
Joseph C. Sloane Fund for Dissertation Research, Department of Art, University
of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, 2002
DAAD Language Grant, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, 2001
Vivian and John Dixon Award in Art and Religion, Department of Art, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2002
Kress Fellowship, North Carolina Museum of Art, 2000-2001
Merit-based Assistantships, Graduate School, University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998-1999 and 1999-2000
Gunther P. Stamm Award for Excellence, Graduate Symposium, Florida State
Merit-based Assistantship, Graduate School of the University of Florida,
Gainesville, Fall 1994
Glen E. Howerton Award for the Outstanding Senior Art Major, Furman University,
Christian A. Johnson Honor Scholarship, Furman University, 1990-1994
Glen U. Boyles Studio Scholarship, Furman University, 1991-1992, 1993-1994
Irene Hendricks Keith Studio Scholarship, Furman University, 1992-1993
Episcopal Culture in the Middle Ages
Medievalism/ Medieval Studies & Historiography
College Art Association
Southeastern College Art Conference
Medieval Academy of America
International Congress of Medieval Art
EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Episcopal Power and Culture in the Middle Ages