Director of the Madison Art Collection

stevenwr@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
Art History Survey Part One
Art of the Ancient World
Art of Ancient Egypt
King Arthur and Iron Age England
Religion and Animals in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Spirituality in the Visual Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean (Honors College)
Spirituality in the Visual Arts of Asia (Honors College)

HONORS AND AWARDS
Brainstorm Educational Technology Conference, Keynote Speaker
Distingued Teacher Award for General Education Nominee for the School of Art Design and Art History
Outstanding Professor, Panhellenic Council
Provost Award for Honors College Teaching and Service Award Nominee
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia "Outstanding Faculty Award" Nominee for the College of Visual and Performing Arts

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
IRB Certification: Testing on Human Subjects
Meditation T
eacher Certification

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Lessons from the Virtual Campus: The Life and Death of a Second Life University,” International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, v4, n4 (2012), 1-18.

“Second Life as a Tool for Engaging Students Across the Curriculum,” Design and Implementation of Educational Games: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, IGI Global, (Information Science Reference, 2010), 378-392.

SERVICE
Classical Studies Minor Committee Member
College of Visual and Performing Arts Stewardship Liaison
Honor Council, Faculty Member
James Madison University Undergraduate Research Journal, Faculty Reviewer
Turning In (Student Organization), Faculty Advisor

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