Chair, Arts and Humanities Division
Associate Professor, Art History
Haldan Hall 207
- Ph.D., Columbia University, 1995
- M.Phil, Columbia University
- M.A., Columbia University
- B.A., Rutgers University, 1979
- Professor of Art History, Pine Manor College, 1995-present
- Division of Arts and Humanities, Chair, 2007-present
- B.A. Coordinator of History, 2005 – present
- Academic Review Board, Chair, 2007 – present
- Integrated Advising Team, 2006 – present
- Committee on Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure, Chair, 2005 – 2006
- Executive Committee (2003 – 2005)
- Curriculum Committee, 1997 - 2000, 2001 - 2003; Chair, 1998 - 1999, 1999 - 2000, 2001 - 2002, and 2002 – 2003; 2007 - present
- Portfolio Development Committee, 1998 - 2006
- Academic Planning Sub-Group, Fall 2002; 2007 - present
- Faculty member on Trustee Education Committee, 2001 – 2003
- Merit Scholarship Committee, 1998 - 2002
- Faculty Development Advisory Committee, 1999 - 2001; chair: 2000 - 2001
- Admissions Advisory Committee, 2000 - 2002
- Recruitment and Retention, Spring 2002
- Committee on Academic Standards, 1995 - 1997; chair: 1996 - 1997
- Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Planning, 1997 - 1998
- Cross Country Coach, 1998-2003; 2005 – present
- Lecturer, College of Continuing Education, University of Rhode Island, 1991-1995
- Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art History, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 1991-1994
- Lecturer, Department of Art, University of Rhode Island, 1990-1991
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Liberal Studies, Parsons School of Design, 1989-1990
- Preceptor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, 1986-1989
- Consultant, The Real Estate Board of New York, Inc., 1986
Researched and wrote seven walking tours of Manhattan
- Consultant, William H. Schab Gallery, New York City, 1985
Conducted research on fifteenth- to seventeenth-century Northern European and Italian drawings
- Researcher, The Landmarks Preservation Comission, New York City, 1981-1983
Researched and wrote reports on buildings proposed for landmark designation
Awards and Grants
- Wean Professorship, Pine Manor College, Spring 2007 (senior faculty sabbatical)
- Center Associate (awarded stipend for work on service learning courses), Center for Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility, Pine Manor College, 2004-2006
- Kellogg Award (Award for Service to the PMC Community), Spring 2005
- Lindsey Professorship, Pine Manor College, Spring 2001 (junior faculty sabbatical)
- Summer Mini-Sabbatical, Pine Manor College, 1999
Project: Develop, in conjunction with Cynthia Miller, a new interdisciplinary course, Introduction to History and Culture.
- Ruth Allinger Gibson ’26 Teaching Award, Pine Manor College, 1997-1998
- Faculty Development Grant, Pine Manor College, Spring 1996
Project: Conduct archival research on Church of Santa Chiara in Turin, Italy [carried out after PMC summer course concluded in Greece].
- Preceptorship - Art Humanities, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, September 1986 - May 1988
- Columbia University Summer Travel Grants, Department of Art History and Archaeology, 1984 & 1985 (Italy and France)
- Assistant Curatorship - The Photograph Collection, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, July 1980 - June 1981
- National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, Collection of Prints in the Rutgers University Art Gallery, Summer 1979
Research Topic: An Art Historical Analysis of The Raymond V. Carpenter
Conference Papers and Lectures
- “Bridging the Invisible with the Invisible: Bernardo Vittone at Santa Chiara in Turin.” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Richmond, VA (March 2009).
- “Service Learning Projects: Connecting Student Research with the Needs of Community Partners.” Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York, NY (February 2007).
- “Charity, Repression, and Reform in the 18th-Century Savoyard State.” Annual Meeting of the American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montreal (March 2006).
- “Small- and Large-Scale Service Learning Projects.” Carnegie Summer Institute at Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA (June 2005).
- “Living and Learning in a Diverse Community: Revising the First-Year Experience Program at Pine Manor College.” (with Denise Alleyne, William Boffi, and Nia Lane Chester), NEASC/NEEAN Assessment Conference, Bentley College, MA (November 2004).
- “The Pine Manor College Portfolio Program: Documenting Reflective Learning.” (with William Boffi and Nia Lane Chester), Carnegie Summer Institute at Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA (June 2004).
- "Promoting Virtue and Spirituality in an 18th-Century Catholic State.” Eleventh International Congress on the Enlightenment, Los Angeles, CA (August 2003).
- "Educating the Poor in the Early Modern Savoyard State." Northeast American Society of
Eighteenth-Century Studies, New York, NY (October 2002)
- “Display and Contemplation: Clarissan Spirituality at Santa Chiara in Turin.” Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Philadelphia (February 2002).
- “Clarissan Spirituality at Santa Chiara in Turin.” Art and Culture: The Shaping Forces of History, Empire and Gender (Aphra Behn Society - Women in the Arts, 1660 - 1830), Philadelphia, PA (November 1999).
- “Bung Wantaim:: The Spirit of “Coming Together” Between Art Exhibition and Pine Manor College Curriculum.” (Session Chair). New Ways of Learning and Leading in the Classroom and the Workplace, Pine Manor College (April 1998).
- “Mentoring Teams for Academic Success: The Mentoring Program of Pine Manor College.” (Member of Presentation Team). New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Nashua, NH (November 1997).
- “Weaving the Ties That Bind: Planning a Multidisciplinary Course on Material Culture.” New Ways of Learning and Leading in the Classroom and the Workplace, Pine Manor College (June 1997).
- “Bernardo Vittone and the Politics of Poor Relief in Eighteenth-Century Piedmont.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Tucson (April 1995).
- “Bernardo Vittone in the Service of Royal Charity.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Providence, RI (April 1993).
- “Repression and Catholic Reform at the Ospizio di Carità in Carignano.” Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA (April 1991).
- “Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Teresa.” University of Rhode Island (April 1990).
- “Repression and Catholic Reform: The Incarceration of the Poor in Italy.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Williamsburg, VA (March 1986).
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Gallery Talks, 1985 - 1986
I presented public gallery talks on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italian and Spanish paintings and sculptures in the museum’s collection. My topics included, among others, Bernini, Guercino, Tiepolo, and Velázquez.
- Bridging the Visible with the Invisible: Bernardo Vittone at Santa Chiara in Turin,” 1650-1850 (forthcoming).
- “Bernardo Antonio Vittone - Istruzione elementari per indirizzo de’giovani allo studio dell’ architettura civile divise in libri tre . . . (1760) & Istruzione diverse concernenti l’officio dell’architetto civile . . . (1766).” In Avery’s Choice: Five Centuries of Great Architectural Books, pp. 49 - 50. Edited by Adolf Placzek and Angela Giral. New York: G. K. Hall, 1997.
- “The Real Estate Reporter Essay: Ten Years of Achievement - Seven Walking Tours of Manhattan.” The Real Estate Reporter (October 1986), pp. 46 - 93.
- Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects, 1982 ed., s.v. “Giovanni Battista Aleotti (1546 - 1636).” pp. 61 - 62.
- “An Interview with Vincent Scully.” The Rutgers Art Review vol. II (January 1981) - in collaboration with Patricia Leighten.
- Catalogue for the exhibition, The Raymond V. Carpenter Collection of Prints, The Rutgers University Art Gallery (November 11 - December 16, 1979).
Other Professional Activities
- Participant in Department Chair Think Tank, New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 1999 - 2003. (Co-Coordinator of Department Chair Think Tank, 2002 - 2003).
- Participant in NCAA Division III Leadership Conference, Boston, November 2002.
- Anonymous reviewer of manuscript submitted to the journal, Art Bulletin (College Art Association), 1997.