Areas of Expertise
19th & 20th century Art History, Contemporary Art History, Postmodernism, Popular Culture, New Media Art, Gender in Art, Graphic Art, Design History & Theory
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Evil by Design: the Creation and Marketing of the Femme-Fatale (University of Illinois, 2006) Art Nouveau: A Research Guide for Design Reform in France, Belgium, England, and the United States. Co-authored with Gabriel P. Weisberg (New York: Garland, 1998)The Complete Mayeux: Use and Abuse of a French Icon. Berne: Peter Lang, 1997.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
ART 105 Introduction to Visual Culture; ART 312 Design: History and Theory; ART 314 Museum as Theatre; ART 315 Postmodernism in the Arts; PCA 200 -ART Perspectives in the Creative Arts: Introduction to Visual Art
Ph.D. (1994), University of Minnesota Dissertation: "The Cultural History of M. Mayeux in 19th-century French Graphic Art and Literature."M.A. (1991), University of MinnesotaB.A. (1990) summa cum laude, University of Minnesota.
Reviewer for Choice since December, 1994. (8-12 reviews annually)