University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Art History Alumni

We are proud of our students’ great professional success. What follows is a sample of some of our students’ achievements. We encourage our alumni to keep in touch with us and to send us updates.

Kessanda Abel (BA 2008) received an MA from Christie’s Education London and is Community Engagement Manager at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Anne H. Albritton (MA 1988) received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a Professor of Art History at the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

Shannon Annis (MA 2008) is Curator of the Collection and Exhibitions Manager at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Marlena Antonucci (MA 2016) continues her (published) research focused on farming as an artistic practice as the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Rio Grande Farm Park in Alamosa, CO.

Andrea Johnson Brickey (MA 2016), is Education Coordinator, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL.

Jean Marie Carey (MA 2012) received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Erin Carter (MA 2013) is Volunteer and Services Coordinator, Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park FL.

Laura Colkitt (MA 2015) is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Florida.

Devon Larson Dargan (MA 2006) is Chief Registrar of Collections at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA.

Rebecca Dubay (BA 2000) is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Taylor Emmons (BA 2017) is pursuing her Masters in Art History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Karen Fraser (MA 1996) received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is Assistant Professor of Asian Art History at the University of San Francisco and author of Photography and Japan (London, 2011).

Izabel Galliera (MA 2005) received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is Assistant Professor of Art History at McDaniel College, Westminster, PA and author of Socially Engaged Art after Socialism: Art and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (London and New York, 2017).

Sabrina Hughes (MA 2010) is a curator and historian of photography and has been Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL.

Heather Linton (MA 2013) is Curatorial Assistant for Special Exhibitions and Publications at Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge MA.       

Jenna McCall (MA 2012) is Records Management Coordinator in the Admissions Department at the New College of Florida.

Chika Okeke-Agulu (MA 1999) received his Ph.D. from Emory University and is Full Professor of African Art History at Princeton University, Princeton NJ. His most recent books are Obiora Udechukwu: Line, Image, Text (Milan, 2016) and Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria (Durham, NC, 2015)

Liza Oliver (MA 2006) received her Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University and is Diana Chapman Walsh Assistant Professor, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

Valerie Palazzolo (MA 2011) is pursuing her Ph.D. in art history at the University of Florida and is tenured Instructor of Art History and Humanities at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa.

Christy Paris (MA 2013) is full-time adjunct faculty at Tampa University and created the art club 'The Collection,' on the USFSP campus. 

Amanda Poss (formerly Preuss) (MA 2015) is Director of Gallery 221 at Hillsborough Community College, Tampa.

Andrea Satterfield (MA 2007) is finishing her Ph.D. in art history at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Sheena Simmons (BA 2010) is a Research Associate in Historic Preservation at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park Service, Natchitoches, LA.

Noel Smith (MA 1995) is Deputy Director of the Contemporary Art Museum, USF and Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art.

Michelle Sticht (BA 2011) received her MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York in England.

Natalya Swanson (BA 2014) is a graduate Fellow at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

Alison Terndrup (MA 2014) is a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University.

Traci Timmons (MA 1996) is Head Art Librarian at the Seattle Art Museum.

Phillip Townsend (BA 2014) is pursuing the Ph.D. in art history at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the Drs. Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon Fellow in African American Art at The Blanton Museum of Art and has recent reviews in African Arts (Spring 2017) and E3W Review of Books (Spring 2017).

Peter Tush (MA 2001) is Curator of Education at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.

Erin Wilson (MA 2016) is Curatorial and Registration Assistant, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.

Megan Voeller (MA 2012) is Director of Humanities, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Ashley Williams (MA 2017) is an Educator, Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa