Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D.

University of Minnesota. Art History. 1983

M.A.

University of Minnesota. Art History. 1981

B.A.

Ripon College. Art History. 1978

Professional Appointments

current

Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame

Concurrent Faculty Member, Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Concurrent Faculty Member, Department of History

2019-2020

Interim Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame

2013-2016

Academic Director, International Summer: America and the World Today (iSAWT), Notre Dame International, University of Notre Dame

2007-2013

Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame

1996-2007

Professor, Department of Art & Art History, University of Colorado at Boulder

1991-2002

Director, American Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

1998-1999

Interim Director, Film Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

1997-1998

Interim Chair, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder

1994-1995

Associate Chair, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder

1991-1996

Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder

1988

Director, London Study Abroad Program, University of Colorado at Boulder (Fall)

1986-1991

Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder

1984-1986

Assistant Professor, Art Department, Cleveland State University

1984 (winter)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Oregon

1983-1984

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Carleton College

Visiting Scholar Appointments

2018 (fall)

Knapp Chair of Liberal Arts, University of San Diego

2018 (spring)

Franklin D. Murphy Lectureship, University of Kansas

2007 (spring)

Lee G. Hall Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art, DePauw University

2005-06

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies, University of Southern Denmark

2002 (spring)

Bingham Visiting Scholar in the Humanities, University of Louisville

2001 (spring)

Luce Foundation Visiting Scholar, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska

1996 (spring)

Fulbright Senior Scholar, Department of Art History, University of Sydney

Fellowships

2019-2021

Gentling Fellowship, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

2017-2019

Senior Fellowship, Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Society of Fellows, Norman Rockwell Museum

2014-2015

Marta Sutton Weeks Faculty Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University

2014-2015

Patricia and Phillip Frost Senior Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution (declined)

2015

Tyson Scholars Fellowship, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (declined)

2011 (spring)

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center Fellowship, Santa Fe

2010-2011

Yale Institute of Sacred Music Fellowship (declined)

2001-2002

Center for Humanities and the Arts Fellowship, University of Colorado, Boulder

2000 (fall)

Sara Roby Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution

2000 (spring)

Fellowship, Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities, The Ohio State University

1999-2000

Faculty Fellowship, Council on Research and Creative Work, University of Colorado

1995 (summer)

Senior Fellowship, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

1982

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Minnesota

1981

Samuel Kress Foundation Fellowship, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

Professional Experience: Boards, Committees, Selection Panels

2019-2022

Advisory Board, Archives of American Art Journal

2018-2020

Co-President, The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 (elected)

2018-

External Advisory Board, University of San Diego Humanities Center

2017-

Advisory Board, Circulating American Magazines Project

2017

Selection Panel, Digital Projects for the Public, National Endowment for the Humanities

2017

Selection Committee, Stanford Humanities Center Faculty Fellowship

2016-

Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program (appointed)

2012-2014

Senior Advisory Committee, Public Art Archive, Denver

2014

Selection Panel, New-York Historical Society Mellon Foundation/NEH Fellowship

2012, 2014

External Reviewer, Fellows Applications, American Academy of Berlin

2012

External Reviewer, Fellowship Applications, National Humanities Center, North Carolina

2011-20

Co-Coordinator, Newberry Seminar in American Art and Visual Culture, Newberry Library, Chicago

2010-2014

U.S. General Services Administration Art in Architecture Peer Review for the Land Port of Entry in San Ysidro, California

2008-

U.S. General Services Administration National Register of Peer Professionals (appointed)

2007-13

Consortium Representative, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life

2007

Frost Prize Committee, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

2007

Selection Panel, Division of Preservation and Access, Humanities Collections and Resources, National Endowment for the Humanities

2004

Constance Rourke Article Prize Committee, American Studies Association

2004

Selection Panel, Division of Research Programs, Fellowships and Faculty Research Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities

2003-2011

Advisory Board, The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2003-2006

National Council of the American Studies Association (elected)

2001-2004

Executive Board, Americana: A Journal of American Popular Culture

2003-2005

Selection Panel, Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art, New York

2000-2002

Selection Committee, Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

2000-2002

Selection Committee, Council for International Exchange of Scholars Peer Review for Australia/New Zealand, Washington, D.C.

2000-2001

Program Committee, American Studies Association

2000

Selection Panel, Division of Public Programs, Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations and Special Projects, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC

1998-

Advisory Board, Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Venice, CA

1997

Selection Panel, Division of Research and Education Programs, Collaborative Research, Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1995

Selection Panel, Division of Preservation and Access, Documentation of Collections, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington D.C.

1995-1998

Committee on American Studies Programs, American Studies Association

1994

Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize Committee, American Studies Association

1992-1999

Member, Boulder Arts Commission; Chair: 1997-99

1989

Denver Airport Art Advisory Committee

1988

Denver Convention Center One Percent for Art Selection Panel

1986-2007

Denver Art Museum College Advisory Committee

Professional Experience: Editorial

2018-

Managing Editor, Special Forums, Journal of Transnational American Studies

2017-

Book & Exhibition Reviews Editor, Public Art Dialogue

2012-

Editorial Board, The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2010-

Editorial Board, Public Art Dialogue

2007-

Editorial Board, Memory Studies

2008-

Editorial Board, Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief

2003-2007

Editorial Board, American Art (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

2001-2004

Board of Advisory Editors, American Quarterly

2000-2006

Senior Consulting Editor, The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, eds. Richard Sisson, Christopher Zacher, and Andrew Cayton (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006).

1997-

Co-editor with Phil Deloria, Culture America Series, University Press of Kansas

1988-

Reader/reviewer for American Art, American Quarterly, Annals of Iowa, Archives of American Art Journal, Art Bulletin, Ashgate, Berg Publishers, Blackwell Publishing, Center for American Places, Center for Arts and Culture, Columbia University Press, Communication, Politics & Culture, Continuum, Cornell University Press, Culture, Theory, and Critique, Duke University Press, Fordham University Press, Great Plains Quarterly, Harcourt, Harvard University Press, History and Memory, Indiana University Press, Intermédialités, Journal of Arizona History, Journal of Material Culture, The Journal of Modern Craft, Labor Studies Journal, Laurence King Publishing, MIT Press, Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief, Media Theory, Memory Studies, Mortality, Museum of New Mexico Press, Oxford University Press, Pacific Historical Review, Panorama, Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Penn State University Press, Phaidon Press Limited, Princeton University Press, Public Art Dialogue, The Public Historian, Routledge, Rutgers University Press, Smithsonian Institution Press, The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, Tate Publishing, Temple University Press, University of Alabama Press, University of Arizona Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Illinois Press, University of Massachusetts Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, University of Tennessee Press, University of Texas Press, University of Washington Press, University of Wisconsin Press, University Press of Colorado, University Press of Kansas, Wadsworth Publishing, West Publishing, Wesleyan University Press, Winterthur Portfolio, Yale University Press, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing

Professional Experience: Curatorial

2015

Juror, See America: Advertising Our National Treasures through Graphic Design, Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College, Shreveport (exhibit 2015)

2013-2014

Lead scholar, consultant, and catalogue essayist for Kentucky by Design: American Culture, Regionalism, And the New Deal, Frazier History Museum, Louisville (exhibit 2016-17)

2010-2011

Contributing editor and catalogue essayist for Hiding Places: Memory in the Arts, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (exhibit 2011)

2005-2007

Contributing editor and catalogue essayist for Sublime Spaces and Visionary Worlds: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (exhibit 2007-08)

2002-2005

Consultant and catalogue essayist for Spirited Moderns: Robert Henri’s Women Art Students, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo (exhibit 2005)

1995-1997

Consultant and catalogue essayist for The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks, Centre Canadian d’Architecture, Montreal (exhibit 1997-2001)

1993-1995

Consultant and catalogue essayist, Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles (exhibit 1995-97)

1985

Consultant and catalogue essayist, The Domo Project, An Exhibition of Artist Designed Furniture, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland (exhibit 1985)

1984-1986

Co-Curator, The Peoples' Art and Film Show, Cleveland State University (exhibit 1985-86)

1982-1983

Consultant, Contact: American Culture 1919-1939, University of Minnesota Art Museum, Minneapolis (exhibit 1983)

Professional Experience: Media Interviews & Appearances

2018

KCUR Kansas City, Up to Date (March 2018)

2017

PBS/WTTW Chicago, 10 Monuments That Changed America (2018)

2017

The Christian Science Monitor (December 2017)

2017

American Public Media, Marketplace with Adriene Hill (August 2017)

2017

Interview with Joe Horse Capture, Minnesota Historical Society, History, Memory, and Art in the Minnesota State Capitol, video and interpretation (2017)

2016

Kentucky Educational TV, Kentucky By Design (2017)

2015

SCETV, Columbia, South Carolina, Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper (2016)

2014

University of Iowa Media Productions, Jackson Pollock’s Mural: The Story of a Modern Masterpiece (2015)

2014

217 Films, Enough to Live On: The Art of the WPA (2015)

2014

Self-Reliant Film, Temporary Memorials

2012

Modular Media, Searching: Contemporary Public Art

2010

Narrator, Museum Without Walls Audio Program on Augustus Saint-Gaudens's sculpture The Pilgrim, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia (launched June 2010)

2003

PBS/WNET, New York, American Masters, Henry Luce and Time-Life’s America: A Vision of Empire (2004)

2002

Talking History Radio Show, Organization of American Historians, “Labor in the Great Depression,” airdate December 30, 2002.

2000

Talking History Radio Show, Organization of American Historians, “Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image,” airdate January 3, 2000.

Professional Experience: Other

2019

Expert witness, Langdon & Emison, Attorneys at Law, Kansas City.

1986

Expert witness, Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & McKee, Attorneys at Law, Cleveland

Honors And Awards

2018

Distinguished Alumni Citation, Ripon College.

2016

Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Award for translation of Twentieth Century American Art into Armenian by Angela Harutyunyan, Eiva Arts Foundation, Yerevan.

2011

Ray and Pat Browne Award of the Popular Culture/American Culture Association, for Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America (University of Chicago Press: 2010).

2009

Thornbrough Award of the Indiana Historical Society, Best Article in the Indiana Magazine of History, for “Action, Agency, Affect: Thomas Hart Benton's Hoosier History,” (June 2009).

2005

98th Distinguished Research Lectureship Award, Council on Research and Creative Work, Graduate School, University of Colorado.

2002

Finalist, 11th annual Colorado Book Awards, The Colorado Center for the Book, for Looking at Life Magazine (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001).

“Best Issue of the Year,” from Journal of the West for co-edited issue “Images of the West” (Fall 2001).

2000

“Exceptional Book of 1999,” Bookman Book Review Syndicate, for Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith and Image (University Press of Kansas, 1999).

1999

“Outstanding Academic Title,” Choice Magazine, Association of College and Research Libraries, for Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith and Image (University Press of Kansas, 1999).

1993

Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, for Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism (University of Chicago Press, 1991)

Marshall Fishwick Award of the Popular Culture Association, Second Place Prize for “Raising Community Consciousness with Public Art: Contrasting Projects by Judy Baca and Andrew Leicester,” American Art (1992)

1988

Fulbright Lecturing Award for Japan, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (declined)

1987

Junior Faculty Development Award, Council on Research and Creative Work, University of Colorado

1983

Arts and Criticism Award, Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis

1978

Honors in Art History, Ripon College

Grants: Personal Research & Scholarship

2020

Schlesinger Library Research Grant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Project: “Sister Corita Kent and Andy Warhol: Rethinking Influence.”

Mother Theodore Guerin Research Travel Grant, Cushwa Center, University of Notre Dame. Project: “Sister Corita Kent and Andy Warhol.”

2019

Kobayashi Travel Fund, University of Notre Dame. Project: “Problematic Public Art in Hong Kong.”

2018

Small Grant, Research and Creative Work, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), University of Notre Dame. Project: “LIFE’s Impact: Circulation, Copycats, and Reader Response to America’s Favorite Magazine.”

2017

Large Grant, Research and Creative Work, ISLA. Project: “American Moderns, Spiritual Seekers: Mark Tobey, Agnes Pelton, and Issues of Faith in Twentieth-Century American Art.”

2016

Small Grant, Research and Creative Work, ISLA. Project: “Christo’s Floating Piers.”

2015

Small Grant, Research and Creative Work, ISLA. Project: “Hopper’s Cool: Modernism and Emotional Restraint.”

Travel to International Conferences Grant, ISLA. Project: 62nd Annual Conference of the German Association of American Studies, University of Bonn.

2013

Travel to International Conferences Grant, ISLA. Project: Transnational American Studies Conference, American University of Beirut.

2012

Small Grant, Research and Creative Work, ISLA. Project: “I AM.”

Subvention Grant, ISLA. Project: permission and copyright fees for article published in Winterthur Portfolio (Winter 2012).

Large Grant, Research and Creative Work, ISLA. Project: “Spiritual Moderns.”

2010

Research Travel Grant, ISLA, University of Notre Dame. Project: “Picturing Faith.”

Travel to International Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: conferences in Copenhagen and Dublin.

2008

Travel to International Conferences Grant: ISLA. Project: American Studies Conference, Warsaw. Research Travel Grant: ISLA. Project: “Augustus Saint-Gaudens.”

2007

Faculty Research Program (FRP) Grant, Office of Research, University of Notre Dame. Project: “Picturing Faith: Religious Presence and Meaning in Modern and Contemporary American Art.”

Travel to International Conferences Grant: ISLA. Project: conference in Copenhagen.

2006

Travel Grant, Graduate Committee on the Arts and Humanities (GCAH), University of Colorado. Project: “Statue-Mania Moralizing: Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ The Puritan.”

Grant, Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado. Project: Research support.

2005

Grant, Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado. Project: Conference travel.

Grant-in-Aid, Council on Research and Creative Work (CRCW), University of Colorado. Project: “Memorials, Minimalism, and Henry Moore.”

Small Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Visiting Scholar Mick Gidley.

2004

Visiting Scholar Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Visiting Scholar Vivien Green-Fryd.

Travel Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: “The Gates and Issues of Memory and Commemoration in Post-9/11 New York.”

Faculty Development Grant, Department of Art & Art History, University of Colorado. Project: “The Duluth Lynching Memorial.”

Small Grant, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: “The Duluth Lynching Memorial.”

Small Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: “The Irish Hunger Memorial.”

Faculty Development Grant, Department of Art & Art History, University of Colorado. Project: Publication Subvention.

Travel Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: “Remembering the 'Greatest Generation'.”

Grant, Dean's Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado. Project: Publication Subvention.

2003

Small Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: “George Inness and the Visionary Landscape.”

Faculty Development Grant, Department of Art & Art History, University of Colorado. Project: “Memorial Mania.”

2002

Research Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Picturing Faith: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Issues of Religion.

Grant-in-Aid, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: Picturing Faith: Twentieth-Century American Artists and Issues of Religion.

Grant, Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado. Project: Conference Support.

Project Grant, The Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS), University of Colorado. Project: Critical Studies of Visual Culture Conference.

2001

Small Grant, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: Visiting Scholar Nella Cassouto.

1999

Grant, DFE, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado. Project: Conference Support.

1998

Grant-in Aid, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: The Visual and Material Culture of Grief in Contemporary America. Travel Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: The Visual and Material Culture of Grief.

Small Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Elvis Culture/Photos.

Small Grant, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: Elvis Culture/Permissions.

1997

Research Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: The Oklahoma City National Memorial.

1996

Research Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Contemporary American Folk Art and Religious Expression.

1995

Research Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Contemporary Public Art in Australia and the U.S.

Small Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Images of Elvis.

1994

Research/Travel Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Rethinking the Work Ethic in Postwar American Art.

1993

Grant, DFE, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado. Project: Conference Support.

Grant-in-Aid, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: American Protestantism and the Veneration of Elvis Presley.

Small Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: The National Civil Rights Museum.

1992

Grant-in-Aid, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: Art and Public Life in Contemporary America.

Travel Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Public Culture and Conflict in Contemporary America.

Small Grant, GCAH. University of Colorado. Project: Artpark.

1991

Research Grant, Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching (IMPART), University of Colorado. Project: Maynard Dixon's 1939 Bureau of Indian Affairs Mural.

Curriculum Development Support, IMPART, University of Colorado. Project: Museums and Multiculturalism.

Research Grant, IMPART, University of Colorado. Project: Creating Community Identity with Chicano and African-American Art.

1990

Travel Grant, GCAH, University of Colorado. Project: Public Placemaking: Creating Community Identity with Contemporary Public Art.

Grant-in-Aid, CRCW, University of Colorado. Project: Thomas Hart Benton's America Today Mural.

1989

Grant-in-Aid, Council on Teaching, University of Colorado. Project: Site-Specific Sculpture and Contemporary Public Art.

1987

Grant-in-Aid, Council on Teaching, University of Colorado. Project: American Art History Curriculum.

1986

Research & Creative Activity Grant, Graduate School, Cleveland State University. Project: Earthworks.

1985

Travel to Collections Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Project: Herbert Bayer’s Aspen Earthworks.

1984

Research & Creative Activity Grant, Graduate School, Cleveland State University. Project: Art in the Land: Five Contemporary Earthworks in the Southwest.

1983

Film Study Fund Committee, Graduate School, University of Minnesota. Project: American Artists and Film Makers in the 1930s.

1982

Film Study Fund Committee, Graduate School, University of Minnesota. Project: Art and the Movies: Formal, Iconographic, and Contextual Relationships Between Paintings and Films in Twentieth Century America.

1981

Doctoral Dissertation Special Grant, Graduate School, University of Minnesota.

Grants: Classroom Support & Visiting Scholars At The University Of Notre Dame

2020

Teaching Beyond the Classroom (TBC) Small Grant, Undergraduate Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame. Project: “Chicago Fieldtrip.”

2019

Reilly Center Lecture Grant, University of Notre Dame. Project: Public lecture by Lesley Sharp, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, January 30, 2020.

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA), University of Notre Dame. Project: Public lecture by Steven Hoelscher, Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, February 2019.

2018

TBC Small Grant. Project: “African American Art.”

2017

TBC Small Grant. Project: “Moving Beyond Manzanar.” Class lecture by Ingrid Gessner, University of Regensburg.

2016

TBC Midsize Grant. Project: “American Ruins Field Trips to Detroit and Gary.”

2015

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Wordstruck Mini-Conference, September 11-13.

2013

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Peter Hales, Department of Art History, University of Chicago at Illinois, September 2013.

TBC Midsize Grant. Project: “American Ruins Field Trip to Detroit.”

Course Development Grant, ISLA. Project: “American Ruins.”

2012

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Ingrid Gessner, Department of American Studies, University of Regensburg, Germany, November 2012.

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Workshop with Alex Lubin, Director, Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut, February 2012.

2011

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Sara Daleiden, public artist, Los Angeles, March 2011.

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Greil Marcus, writer and critic, Berkeley, February 2011.

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Bill Anthes, Department of American Studies, Pitzer College, January 2011.

2010

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by William Lawrence Bird, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, November 2010.

2009

Henkels Mini-Conference Grant, ISLA. Project: Symposium in Honor of George Rickey, Snite Museum of Art.

Rising Star Speakers Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, Department of Women's Studies, University of Arizona, September 2009.

Small Henkels Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Robert Nauman, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, September 2009.

Large Henkels Grant, ISLA. Project: Conference support for Sound and Silence in the Space Between (1914-1945) Conference, June 2009.

Large Henkels Grant, ISLA. Project: Public Lecture by Judy Baca, SPARC and Department of Chicano Studies, UCLA, April 2009.

Large Henkels Grant, ISLA. Project: Conference support for Great Lakes American Studies Association Conference, March 2009.

Small Henkels Grant, ISLA. Project: Public lecture by Lesley A. Sharp, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, January 2009.

Academic Service, University Of Notre Dame

Department of American Studies:

Interim Chair (2019-20)
Chair (2007-13)
Committee on Appointments & Promotions (2016-18)

College of Arts and Letters:

Arts & Letters Research Committee (2012-14)
Faculty Grievance Committee (2009-12)
Erskine Peters Fellowship Interview Committee (2009-11)
Teachers as Scholars Program (Spring 2009)
Task Force on Women and Diversity (2008-10)
Library Committee (2008-10)
Department of English Search Committee (2008-09)
Course Packet Review Committee (Fall 2007)

University of Notre Dame:

2020 Faculty Award Committee (spring 2020)
Provost’s Advisory Council (PAC), Humanities Representative (elected, 2011-14)
Faculty Senate (Fall 2013)
Washington Program Advisory Committee (2008-11)

Academic Service, University Of Colorado

American Studies Program:

Director (1991-2002)
American Studies Advisory Board (1986-2002)

Department of Art and Art History:

Interim Chair (May 1997-August 1998)
Associate Chair (July 1994-December 1995)
Area Coordinator, Art History (1989-90, 1993-1995, 1997, 2001-03, 2004-05)
Executive Committee (1987-90, 1991, 1993-95, 1997-98, 2002-04)
Graduate Committee (2004, fall)
Art History Division Search Committee (1987-88, Chair, 2006-07)
Department Chair Search Committee (Chair, 1997-98)
Sculpture Division Search Committee (1989-90)
Video Division Search Committee (1992-93)
Visiting Artist Committee (1987-88, 1990-91, 2002-04)

Film Studies Program:

Interim Director (August 1998-December 1999)

University of Colorado, Boulder:

Program Review Panel, Academic Affairs (2006-07)
Center for Media, Religion, and Culture, Board member (2004-07)
Center for Humanities & the Arts Steering Committee (2004-05)
College of Music Dean's Advisory Committee (2004)
School of Journalism and Mass Communication Internal Review Committee (2003)
Graduate Committee on Arts & Humanities (2002-05) Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee (1999)
Council on Research and Creative Work (1994-97)
Lowe Humanities Fellowship Selection Committee (1995)
National University Press Book Award Committee (1991-2005)
School of Journalism and Mass Communication Internal Review Committee (1994-95)
School of Journalism and Mass Communication Dean's Review Committee (Chair, 1998)
Sewall Academic Program Search Committee (1992-95)
Sociology Department Internal Review Committee (1993-94)
U.S. Context Committee of the Curriculum Revision Platform (1987-88)

University of Colorado at large:
President’s Fund for the Humanities (2001-02)

Graduate Student & Visiting Researcher Supervision

University of Notre Dame, 2007-present:

PhD Committee member for Lauren Beaupre, Department of History (2008-10)
PhD Committee member for Suzanna Krivulskaya, Department of History (2015-19)
Faculty Supervisor, Fulbright Visiting Researcher Elena Kalimova, Department of Art History, University of St. Petersburg (Fall 2018)

University of Colorado, Boulder, 1986-2011:

MA Thesis Advisor for 43 students in art history
MFA Thesis Committee member for 35 students in studio arts
PhD Thesis Committee member for 14 PhD students in departments including Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, Geography, History, College of Music, and School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Other universities, 1995-present:

PhD Committee member for Barbara Coleman, University of Minnesota, Art History, 1995
PhD Committee member for Bill Anthes, University of Minnesota, American Studies, 2000
PhD Committee member for Michele Cohen, CUNY, Art History, 2002
PhD Committee member for Margaret Wilkerson, University of Maryland, Art History, 2004
PhD Committee member for Christine Bianco, SUNY-Binghamton, Art History, 2005
PhD Committee member for James Romaine, CUNY, Art History, 2007
PhD Committee member for Lise Kjaer, CUNY, Art History, 2007
PhD Committee member for Stuart Noble, University of Copenhagen, American Studies, 2010
PhD Committee member for Wendy Ward, University College Dublin, American Studies, 2011
PhD Committee member for Edward Puchner, Indiana University, Art History, 2011-12
PhD Committee member for Andrew Wasserman, Stony Brook University, Art History, 2011-12
PhD Committee member for Andi Gustavson, University of Texas, American Studies, 2011-15
PhD Committee member for Kaylee Alexander, Duke University, Art History, 2018-
PhD Committee member for Emma Balazs, University of Melbourne, Fine Arts, 2018-19
Master of Arts Committee members for Jaco Beyers, University of Pretoria, 2020

Membership In Professional Organizations

American Studies Association
Association of Historians of American Art
College Art Association
Midwest Art History Society
Organization of American Historians
Public Art Dialogue
Space Between Society