Director, Institute of Visual Studies, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Member since: Fall 2015

Dr. Ehrenpreis is the founding Director of the Institute for Visual Studies at JMU, a multidisciplinary center for the scholarly, scientific and creative inquiry into the nature and workings of images. Before coming to JMU, Dr. Ehrenpreis worked at the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Houghton Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Harvard University. He taught courses at Boston University and served as a teaching fellow at Harvard. Dr. Ehrenpreis is a member of HGCEA (Historians of German and Central European Art), the College Art Association, and the New Media Consortium. Dr. Ehrenpreis has received numerous grants from James Madison University, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the Whiting Foundation, and Boston University. Dr. Ehrenpreis was a fellow at the 1999 Cornell Summer Seminar, and was awarded a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from Harvard University. Dr. Ehrenpreis has published articles and reviews on nineteenth-century European art in several scholarly journals, contributed a chapter to Of 'Truths Impossible to Put in Words': Max Beckmann Contextualized (Long and Makela, eds., New York: Peter Lang, 2009), and is currently working on a book manuscript. At the College of Visual and Performing Arts, he has served on the Faculty Advisory Committee, and the Missions and Goals Committee. Within the School of Art and Art History, he has served on numerous committees including Galleries, Public Relations, Honors and Awards, and Personnel Advisory. His degrees include a Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University; a M.A. in Art History from Boston University; and a B.A. in Foreign Languages (French & German) from Hamilton College.

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