Department Contacts

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One of the greatest strengths of the Art Department is the presence of a close-knit group of committed and successful artists and art historians as teachers. As faculty members, we are professionally active on an international scale and share the results of our experience with students.

John Corso-Esquivel

  • Associate Professor of Art

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Art
  • Theory and Criticism
  • Modern Art (Europe and the Americas)


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Joelle Dietrick

  • Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Studies
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Rosaline Kyo

  • Assistant Professor of Art and Chinese Studies
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Lia Newman

  • Director & Curator of Art Gallery
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Cort Savage

  • Chair & Professor of Art
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C. Shaw Smith

  • Joel O. Conarroe Professor of Art History
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Katie St. Clair

  • Assistant Professor of Art
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Tyler Starr

  • Associate Professor of Art
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Michael Toumazou

  • Professor of Classics | Affiliated Professor of Art
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Nichole van Beek

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Painting and Drawing
  • Social Practice
  • Environmental Studies


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A series of contemporary art exhibitions and programs involving Davidson's permanent art collection is organized by the gallery director and curator. Supporting the work of the department is a staff that includes the department assistant, visual resources curator and lab technician. An extensive exhibitions and collections program is managed by the gallery director, assistant curator and six gallery interns.

Julia Deal

  • Curator, Visual Resources Collection
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Lia Newman

  • Director & Curator of Art Gallery
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Marisa Pascucci

  • Gallery & Collection Coordinator

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Art History
  • Museum Studies



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Roslyn Pozega

  • Departmental Coordinator
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