Current and Past Positions

St. Olaf College, Associate Professor of Art History, 2006-present
St. Olaf College, Assistant Professor of Art History, 2000-2006
College of William and Mary, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, 1999-2000
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Instructor of Art History, 1998-1999

Education

Ph.D., History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1999
M.A., History of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1993
B.A., Art History, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, SMU, 1990

Research and Teaching Interests

Medieval Art in Europe (with special interest in the Gothic period), Italian Renaissance Art, Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass, Nineteenth-Century Florentine Art, Medieval Revival in Europe

Publications

  • “The Franciscans and Stained Glass in Tuscany and Umbria,” forthcoming in Word, Deed, and Image: Mendicants to the World, eds. Sally Cornelison, Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby, and Peter Howard, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 
  • “De Matteis Windows in the Kress Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art,” forthcoming in the Kress Collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art, ed. Jeannine O’Grody (London: Giles Ltd., 2015).
  • “Designers, Glaziers, and the Process of Making Stained-Glass Windows in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Florence,” forthcoming in the Journal of Glass Studies 56 (2014).
  • “The Immaculate Conception Window in Santa Croce and the Catholic Revival in Nineteenth-Century Florence,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 12/1 (2013). Click here to read.
  • “Close Encounters with Luminous Objects: Reflections on Studying Stained Glass,” in Transparent Things: A Cabinet, eds. Karen Overbey and Maggie Williams (New York: Punctum Books, 2013), 57-67. Download the book here.
  • “The State of Stained Glass in 19th-Century Italy: Ulisse De Matteis and the vitrail archéologique,”Journal of Glass Studies 52 (2010): 217-31.
  • “’Reviving the past greatness of the Florentine people’: Restoring Medieval Florence in the Nineteenth Century,” in Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages, eds. A. Jordan and J. Marquart (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), 171-94.
  • “Architectural Restoration and Stained Glass in Nineteenth-Century Siena: The Place of Light in Giuseppe Partini’s Purismo,” This Year’s Work in Medievalism, ed. Gwendolyn Morgan, XIX (2004): 41-53.
  • “Stained Glass in Nineteenth-Century Florence: Medieval Reproductions by the Atelier De Matteis,” in Interpreting the Middle Ages: Essays on Medievalism, ed. Susan Ridyard. Sewanee Medieval Studies 13 (2005): 59-81.
  • “Cooperation and Conflict: Stained Glass in the Bardi Chapels of Santa Croce,” in The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italy, ed. William Cook. The Medieval Franciscans I, ed. Steven McMichael (Leiden: Brill Publishing, 2005), 257-77.
  • “St. Francis, the Apocalypse and the True Cross: The Decoration of the Cappella Maggiore of Santa Croce in Florence,” Gesta XLIII/1 (2004): 61-79.

Fellowships and grants

  • Faculty Development Grant, St. Olaf College. Awarded for summer 2012 research in Umbria on current project, “St. Bonaventure’s Theology of Light and Franciscan Stained Glass in Medieval Tuscany and Umbria.”
  • ACM Faculty Career Enhancement Grant. Awarded for Spring 2008 conference on Teaching Art History.
  • ACM Faculty Career Enhancement Grant. Awarded for summer 2005 research in Florence on De Matteis project.
  • Fulbright Junior Scholar Grant. Awarded for February-August 2003 research on project, “The Atelier De Matteis: The Revival of Stained Glass in 19th- and 20th-Century Florence.”
  • Minnesota Humanities Commission, Works in Progress Scholar’s Grant. Awarded to match Fulbright funding for project on the atelier De Matteis.
  • Faculty Development Grant, St. Olaf College. Awarded for summer research on project, “Franciscans, Florentines and Stained Glass: Santa Croce in the Fourteenth Century.”
  • Kress Travel Grant, Kress Foundation, New York. Awarded for 2000 summer research on project, “The Stained Glass of Ulisse De Matteis and Nationalism in 19th-Century Florence.”
  • Fulbright Dissertation Research Grant, Florence, Italy, 1996-97