Art History Faculty and Staff


Daniel Ott
Director of Music Program
Lincoln Center Office: LL 423H
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 212-636-7660

Associate Chair

Maria Ruvoldt
Director of Art History Program
LL 423D
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 212-636-6229

Department Offices

Rose Hill 
Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 417A

Angela Michalski
Senior Executive Secretary
Tel: 718-817-4890
Fax: 718-817-4829
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri

Lincoln Center 
Lowenstein, Room LL423

Anne Clark
Executive Secretary
Tel: 212-636-6303
Fax: 212-636-6788
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri

Visual Resources

Rose Hill Office
Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 459

Lincoln Center Office 
Lowenstein, Room LL423G

Katherina Fostano
Visual Resources Curator
Tel: 718-817-4753
Fax: 718-817-4829
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:By Appointment


  • Dr. Caitlin Beach
    Assistant Professor, PhD Columbia University

    Dr. Asato Ikeda
    Associate Professor, PhD University of British Columbia

    Dr. Nina Rowe
    Professor, BA Oberlin College; MA University of Texas at Austin; PhD Northwestern University

    Dr. Maria Ruvoldt
    Associate Professor, BA Smith College; MA, M Phil, PhD Columbia University

    Dr. Richard Teverson
    Assistant Professor, PhD Yale

    Dr. Nushelle de Silva
    Assistant Professor, PhD MIT


  • Dr. Samuel D. Albert received his Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University.vHis areas of interest are art and architecture in Austria-Hungary and the successor states, and in the British Mandate of Palestine.vHe has worked at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, as well as the Center for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University where he also taught in the Art History Program.vCurrently, he is an Adjunct Associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology.vSamuel has written extensively on both Central Europe and Palestine. He is presently at work on a book focusing on architecture and urbanism in Mandatory Jerusalem.

    Email: [email protected]

    Bentley Brown is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and doctoral fellow at The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. His research and curatorial work explores the pioneering role of Black artists and Black creative spaces within New York City’s contemporary art movements of the late 1960s through the mid-1980s. In his artistic practice, inspired by African American cultural production, expressionist approaches to artistic process, and the desert landscape of his native Phoenix, Brown uses the mediums of canvas, found objects, photo-collage, and film to explore themes of Black identity, cosmology, and American interculturalism.

    Email: [email protected]

    Katherina Fostano is an educator, digital curator, and interdisciplinary researcher with over ten years of experience in cultural heritage and higher education. She is a Ph.D. student at Fordham's Graduate School of Education, focusing on innovation in curriculum and instructional practices in higher education. Katherina holds a Master's degree in the History of Art and Design from the Pratt Institute. Her disciplinary focus is the visual culture of the early modern period. She also received an MLIS from the School of Information at Pratt, specializing in Special Collections & Archival practices and Digital Humanities. Katherina's interests lie in the intersection of art and cognition, visual & media literacy, and technology integration in art history pedagogy. 

    Email: [email protected]

    Constanza Salazar is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University specializing in Contemporary and New Media Art and theory. Her research explores artists since the 1990s and their responses to different technologies like biotechnology, the internet, surveillance, and artificial intelligence. She focuses on the intersection of these technologies with race, gender, and sexuality. She holds an M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Guelph, and a B.A. in Fine Arts and Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.

    Email: [email protected]

  • Dr. Andrée Hayum
    Professor Emerita of Art History, BA CUNY (Queens); MA Radcliffe; PhD Harvard

    Dr. Kathryn Heleniak
    Professor Emerita of Art History, BA Michigan (Ann Arbor); PhD New York University

    Dr. Joel Herschman
    Professor Emeritus of Art History, PhD Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

    Dr. Irma B. Jaffe
    Professor Emerita of Art History, PhD Columbia

    Dr. Elizabeth Parker
    Professor Emerita of Art History, BA Vassar; PhD Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

    Dr. Jo Anna Isaak
    John L Marion Chair in Art History, BA University of British Columbia; PhD University of Toronto

  • Richard Kalina, Professor, Theatre & Visual Arts, BA University of Pennsylvania.
    Email: [email protected]