Art History Alumni

Selected Undergraduate Art History Alumni:

Catherine Huff ('17) was hired to work fulltime immediately upon graduation as Assistant to the Curator of American Art at the High Museum. 

Nic Walter ('15) is a Visitor Engagement Specialist and Researcher at MoMA PS1 in New York City.

Connor Hamm ('15) is a Masters' candidate in Art History at the Institute of Fine Art of New York University.

Arrington Clark ('14) is an event coordinator for Sotheby's New York.

Sarah Morris ('14) works for the International Rescue Committee in New York City.

Melissa Katzin ('13) is a Museum Educator at the High Museum. She received an M.A. from George Washington University in 2015 and previously worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. 

Jennifer Skinner ('13) is a Lawyer at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

Maria Kelly ('11), following graduation, became assistant to the Curator of Photography at the High Museum, Atlanta. In 2016, she began graduate studies in Modern Art: Criticism and Curatorial Studies at Columbia University.

Amanda Lee ('11), was accepted to the Bank Street graduate school for Leadership in Museum Education in New York.

Theresa Rodewald ('11) began graduate studies in Art History at the Institute of Fine Art of New York University in 2016.

Abigail Upshaw ('11) received the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Teaching Fellowship to begin her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in fall 2015. 

Christina Westpheling ('11) went on to an MA in art education at George Washington University and is now an art educator at the Tacoma Museum of Art, Washington. 

Roielle Tyra ('10) took a job after graduation at Gagosian Gallery in New York. 

Laurel Humble ('06) is an Associate Educator in Community and Access Programs at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and received an M.A. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Recent M.A & Ph.D. graduates in Art History

Chad Alligood graduated with an MA with distinction in 2009, and now serves as Chief Curator of American Art at the Huntington Library and Collections in Los Angeles. From 2013-2017, Chad was curator of modern and contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. His exhibition project, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, won the 2015 Excellence in Exhibition honors from the American Alliance of Museums. Chad has served as adjunct professor of art history at Brooklyn College, received an Enhanced Chancellor's Fellowship from the City University of New York, and was the Graham Collections Fellow at Cranbrook Art Museum.

Rebecca Brantley received an M.A. in art history with distinction in 2009, and is the director of the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art and at Piedmont College, where she also teaches courses in art history and criticism. Her master’s thesis was the basis of a chapter, “History Revisioned: Matthew Barney and the Neo-Baroque,” in the book Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility (Ashgate, 2013). She is president of the board of directors and occasional curator at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art. In 2016, she served as a panelist for the Georgia Council for the Arts. Previously, she has taught courses for the University of Georgia, the University of North Georgia, and Oglethorpe University.

Caroline Barratt graduated with distinction in 2008 with an M.A. in art history. Her thesis was on Minimalist sculpture as institutional critique. In 2016, Caroline Barratt was promoted to the highest rank of Librarian IV at the University of Georgia Libraries where she serves as the Director of the Miller Learning Center Library Commons. 

Lauren Cannady received her M.A. from the University of Georgia in 2006 and, in 2014, her Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she specialized in early modern European art and architecture. She is currently Manton Research Fellow and Assistant Director of the Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. She previously held fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris. She is completing an article on a Parisian cabinet de curiosités as a locus of artistic and naturalist discourse and preparing a book manuscript entitled Rococo Reflections: The Garden Landscape in Eighteenth-Century Parisian Architecture, Ornament, and Literature.

Kate Bruce Carter received her M.A. in art history with distinction in 2007. She is currently the Associate Registrar of Loans and Exhibitions at The Historic New Orleans Collection in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carter serves on the board as Secretary of the Southeastern Registrars Association, is a contributing editor for the New Orleans Art Review, and contributed to the publication The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, vol. 22, Art & Architecture (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

Carissa DiCindio graduated with an M.A. in art history in 2004 and a PhD with distinction in art education in 2012 at UGA. She is the curator of education at the Georgia Museum of Art and adjunct faculty in art education at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Carissa also serves as the president of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries. In 2011, she was named the National Art Education Association Southeastern Museum Art Educator of the Year.

Erin Dunn graduated with an M.A. in art history in May 2014, and is now Assitant Curator at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA. Her exhibition of contemporary landscape photography opened in the fall of 2016.

Emily Everhart received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2015 with her dissertation on allegories of friendship in eighteenth-century European gardens. A portion of that dissertation on the French Château de Bellevue was delivered in a 2014 symposium at the Georgia Museum of Art and is expected to appear in the published conference proceedings. Emily currently teaches art history and the senior thesis seminar as adjunct faculty at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She also has instructed art appreciation courses online and in the classroom at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. In 2015 she received an award for excellence in teaching from the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. She specializes in the history of eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art, and her broad research interests include allegorical imagery and manifestations of sociability in eighteenth-century landscape architecture. 

Taylor Hobson completed his art history M.A. from UGA in 2014, and he is currently working toward a Ph.D. in the History of Art program at Bryn Mawr College. In between, Taylor taught Art History as an adjunct professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. At Bryn Mawr, he focuses on the intersection between film and contemporary art, and works with the education department at Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the institution's Spotlight Educators program. 

Sandy McCain earned her Ph.D. in May 2015. Since then, she has worked as a contracted writer for The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, South Carolina, most recently contributing to their upcoming publication about Women Artists of the American South. She has simultaneous served as a contracted editor and senior write for The Art Story Foundation, a New York City-based non-profit that manages an online educational tool focused on untangling the complexity of modern art. In January of 2016, Sandy's essay derived from her doctoral research on Charles Fraser's antebellum southern landscape paintings was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in their anthology, Formations of Identity: Society, Politics, and Landscape. 

Sandra Pauly completed her Ph.D. in art history at UGA in 2014, and she is currently Assistant Registrar at the Georgia Museum of Art. Sandra has served as a visiting lecturer at Georgia State University and as the Weisenberger Fellow in American Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Sandra’s current research focuses on art exhibition and collecting practices in the American South.

Shannon N. Pritchard received her M.A. in art History with distinction in 2003 from the University of Georgia with a thesis on the Italian Futurist painter Gino Severini and his images of dancers in Paris between 1910 and 1915. She also received her Ph.D. in Art History in 2010 from UGA with a dissertation on Giambologna’s bronze narrative reliefs, produced for Ferdinando I de’Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and their relation to the theoretical debate known as the paragone. Her dissertation earned her the Excellence in Graduate Research Award from UGA.  Shannon Pritchard is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, where she serves as Assistant Chair of the Art Department, Chair of the University Curriculum Committee, and a member of the University Art Collections Committee. Outside of USI she sits on the Board of the Reitz Home Museum. She recently published an article on Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes in Source: Notes in the History of Art and will be contributing a chapter in the forthcoming volume, Breaking Bad in Italian Visual Culture. She is also a frequent contributor of essays to the educational website, Smarthistory.

Nathanael Roesch graduated with an M.A. in art history from UGA in 2009. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in History of Art at Bryn Mawr College on the topic of contemporary art and sports. In 2016, he was awarded the Carland Prize for Teaching Excellence from Bryn Mawr.

Hilary Schroeder received her M.A. in Art History from UGA in 2015. Her research concerns the intersection of dance and art history. She maintains a personal practice in modern dance and aerial arts and performed in a new work by French choreographer Xavier Le Roy at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Hilary has been selected as the 2016–2017 Semmes Foundation Intern in Museum Studies at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, where she will work closely with the museum's contemporary collection. While in San Antonio, she will also continue aerial training with San Antonio's premier aerial studio, Aerial Horizon.

Tiffanie Townsend received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, both under the direction of Shelley Zuraw. She taught in the United Arab Emirates for a year before being hired by the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University, where she is now a tenured, associate professor of art history. In the summers she teaches and administrates for the Oxford Study Abroad Program for the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include the Renaissance employment of ancient grotesque ornament and Islamic influences in Italian Renaissance Art. 

Linnea West received her M.A. in art history from The University of Georgia in May 2015. Currently she coordinates a global research initiative, Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She also writes, curates, and blogs with particular areas of interest including socially engaged art and the contemporary art of Central and Eastern Europe. In 2012–13, she researched contemporary Hungarian art and national identity at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest through the auspices of a Fulbright grant.