PhDs in progress (Univ. of Pittsburgh):

(co-supervised with Gao Minglu): Lihui Dong (ABD): “The Way to be Modern: Court Portraiture of the Late Qing Dynasty, 1840s-1910s.”

Annika Johnson (ABD): “Witnessing the Eastern Dakota: The Confluence of Visual Cultures in the Upper Midwest, 1835-1912.”

Isaac King (ABD expected Fall 2016): “Authenticity and Authority in the Early National Portraiture of George Washington.”

PhDs supervised (Univ. of Pittsburgh):

(co-supervised with Drew Armstrong): Donald Simpson,  “Civic Center and Cultural Center: The Grouping of Public Buildings in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit and the Emergence of the City Monumental in the Modern Metropolis.” 2013.  Independent scholar.

(co-supervised with Barbara McCloskey): Maria D’Annibale, “Urban Space in Fascist Verona: Contested Grounds for Mass Spectacle, Tourism, and the Architectural Past.” 2010.   Visiting Lecturer, HAA, University of Pittsburgh.

Travis Nygard, “Seeds of Agribusiness: Grant Wood and the Visual Culture of Grain Farming, 1862-1957.”  2010.  Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and Chair, Department of Art, Ripon College.

(co-supervised with Terry Smith): Carolyn Butler-Palmer, “I Won’t Play Primitive to Your Modern: The Art of David Neel (Kwagiult, 1985-2000).” 2006.  Legacy Chair in Modern and Contemporary Arts of the Pacific Northwest (tenured), University of Victoria, Canada.

Paul Scolari, “Indian Warriors and Pioneer Mothers: American Identity and the Closing of the Frontier in Public Monuments, 1890-1930.”  2005.  Cultural historian, National Park Service, Presidio, San Francisco.

Charles Pearo, “Elizabeth Jane Gardner (1837-1922): Tracing the Construction of Artistic Identity.” 2002.  Independent scholar based in Montreal, with publishing record.

Anne Knutson, “Art, Desire, and Empire: American Propaganda Posters of World War One.”  1997.  Independent curator, organizing major exhibitions on Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth for the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Ivy Schroeder [Cooper], “Minimalism for the Masses: Public Sculpture Under the Federal Art-in-Architecture Program, 1972-1989.”  1997.  Professor (with tenure), Department of Art and Design, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

PhDs supervised (elsewhere):

(co-supervised with Malcolm Miles): Tim Collins, “Art, Ecology, and Planning: Strategic Concepts and Creativity within the Post Industrial Public Realm.” University of Plymouth, 2007.  Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies and Enterprise, University of Wolverhampton, UK, 2007-2010.  Currently fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at University of Edinburgh.