Director of the Madison Art Collection

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 Visual Culture & Spirituality
Ancient Mediterranean Visual Culture & Spirituality
Asian Visual Culture & Spirituality

COURSES TAUGHT
Spirituality in the Visual Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean (Honors College)
Spirituality in the Visual Arts of Asia (Honors College)

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 "Awakening Arcadia" (2018).

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
Turning In (Student Organization), Faculty Advisor

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

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