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Dr. Kathryn Stevens

Stevens

Director of the Madison Art Collection; Assessment Coordinator; Associate Professor of Art History

stevenke@jmu.edu

Contact Info

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University
Art History, Early Modern & African art
Dissertation: The Mythologizing of Egypt in Late Nineteenth-Century British Art

M.A. James Madison University
Art History, Ancient and 19th Century European Art

B.S. James Madison University
Anthropology, Archaeology and the ancient world

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Ancient Egyptian and North African Art
Classical Mediterranean Culture 
Technology in Museum Studies
Tribal European Art
Victorian Academic Art

COURSES TAUGHT
Art of Ancient Egypt
Art of the Ancient Mediterranean
Introduction to Museum Studies
Methodology
Museum Technologies
Survey of World Art Parts I & II
Tribal Europe

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Stevens recent scholarship has focused on the use of virtual worlds, such as Second Life, as pedagogical tools for art history and museum studies.  The most recent (2012) was published in the International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking. 

Dr. Stevens also curates exhibits at the Lisanby Museum, her most recent being "Woman, Behold Your Son: Images from the Life and Death of Jesus Christ" (2014).

SERVICE
College of Visual and Performing Arts Stewardship Liaison
Honor Council, Faculty Member
James Madison University Undergraduate Research Journal, Faculty Reviewer
Journal of European Folklore Research, Editorial Board
School of Art, Design and Art History Assessment Committee, Chair
Second Life James Madison University Committee, Chair

HONORS AND AWARDS
Brainstorm Educational Technology Conference, Keynote Speaker
Outstanding Professor, Panhellenic Council
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia "Outstanding Faculty Award" Nominee for the College of Visual and Performing Arts 

Kate Stevens in Winchester, England