Graduate Alumni

Our Art History and Archaeology program today comprises about eighty majors and twenty graduate students. Our Ph.D. program is one of the oldest in the midwest, and we have a long record of placing our M.A. and Ph.D. students in academic and museum positions, as well as in non-profit and gallery positions. Recent graduates have accepted positions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Auburn University, Covenant College, Wright State University, Northern Arizona University, Gettysburg College, Bucknell University, University of Illinois at Springfield, Ithaca College, Saint Louis Art Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum and Southern Methodist University, among others.

Max Valsamas is appointed Curatorial Assistant, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Max Valsamas, 2020 PhD in Art History and Archaeology, has been appointed Curatorial Assistant - European Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.

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Where are they now?

PhD Alumni

Amanda Beresford, Independent Art Historian
Max Valsamas, Curatorial Assistant, European Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University

Kate Harnish, Curatorial Assistant at the Pulitzer Foundation of Arts
Mia Laufer, Curatorial Assistant, Minnesota Museum of Art

Stephanie Kaplan, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design
Jennifer Padgett, Associate Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Heather Read, Lecturer of Art History, University of Vermont

James Anno, Associate curator of European Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Clara Barnhart, Lecturer, Smith College
Bryna Campbell, Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University 
Erin Sutherland, Adjunct Instructor, Washington University in Saint Louis

Jodi Kovach, Director of Academic Programs, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College 
Theresa Huntsman, Program Coordinator, Principal Gifts, Office of Development, Yale University
Matthew Bailey, Lecturer, Meremac Community College

Emily Burns, Associate Professor of Art History, Auburn University
Sarah McGavran, Freelance editor and translator with The Creative Interpreter
Anna Warbelow, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Whitfield School
Elissa Weichbrocht, Associate Professor of Art History, Covenant College. 

Ling-Yu Hung [deceased 2018], former Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University-Bloomington

Carrie Hillard, Associate Professor, Wright State University
Noelle Paulson, Hosoya Schaefer Architects, Zurich, Switzerland 

MA Alumni

Hannah Wier
Hua Zhao

Victoria Barry, Graduate Intern, Getty Publications 
Holly Chen, Curatorial Assistant of Asian Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Lindsay Sheedy, Phd Candidate, Washington University 
Margaret Sherer, Research and Curatorial Associate, Barrett Barrera Projects

Sarah Griesbach, journalist, co-founder of All the Art, arts journal in St. Louis

Elizabeth Wolfson, Ph.D. in Classical Art, University of Missouri-Columbia
James Gardner, on staff of the Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library, Washington University 
Winnie Tsang, Teaching as adjunct instructor at several colleges in upstate New York


Emily Hanson, Ph.D. Candidate, Washington University in Saint Louis
Aliya Reich, Program Manager for Conferences and Events - Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Ashley Eckhardt, a Ph.D. student in Classical Art and Archaeology, Emory University

Eric Hupe, Assistant Professor, Lafayette College
Maria Fierro, Cultural Programs Officer at the French Cultural Center in Boston, MA
Julia Reardon, Law School graduate, University of Michigan 

Samantha Wilson, English Faculty and Soccer Coach, Saint Mark’s School, Boston, MA

Emily Olson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill