Faculty & Staff

The faculty of the Department of Art and Art History are committed to fostering a supportive and stimulating learning environment in which students can explore their passion for the visual arts, both as practitioners and as historians.

Joshua Almond, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art
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B.A. Rhodes College, 1994
M.F.A. Arizona State University, 2004

Joshua Almond teaches 3D Foundations, Sculpture, and Special Topics courses in Sculpture. He works primarily in wood to create sculptures, studio furniture, and boats. His research focuses on the intersection between science, philosophy, and art as it relates to the contemporary sublime.

Leslie Boles, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Art History
Orlando 212
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M.A. The American University, 1990

Leslie Tate Boles is an Adjunct Professor of Art History and has been teaching at Rollins since 1996. Leslie teaches a variety of courses in both the College of Liberal Arts and Hamilton Holt. She is also a curator in the Creative Division at Walt Disney Imagineering, Florida.

Rose Thome Casterline, M.F.A
Adjunct Professor of Art
CFAC 105
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Andrea D'Alfonso, B.A.
Studio Technician
CFAC 101
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B.A. Rollins College, 2015

Andrea D’Alfonso helps maintain and supervise the sculpture studio in the Cornell Fine Arts Center. Her personal work focuses on using woodwork and printmaking techniques to create heartfelt pieces that focus heavily on memory and childhood reflection.

Lucia Davison
Administrative Assistant
CFAC 121
Kimberly Dennis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History | Coordinator, Program in Sexuality, Women’s & Gender Studies

B.A. Wake Forest University
M.A. Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Dennis teaches courses in Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, with a particular interest in women's involvement in the arts as artists, patrons, and subjects. Her current research focuses on the art and architectural patronage of Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj, sister-in-law and longtime companion of Pope Innocent X (r. 1644-55).

Dawn Feavyour, B.A. (Hons)
Visual Resources Curator
CFAC 115 Visual Resources Collection
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B.A. (Hons) Staffordshire University

Dawn Feavyour serves as the Visual Resources Curator, managing the Visual Resources Collection, supporting the instructional visual needs of the Department, and, where possible, the rest of the Rollins community. She also manages the Department's website.

Dana Hargrove, M.F.A.
Professor of Art
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B.F.A. (Hons) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University, 1998
M.F.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2002

Teaches a variety of 2D courses including Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing. Her research focuses upon ideas that frame perceptions of the land and our sense of place and space. Dana Hargrove's work is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia.

Susan Libby, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History

B.A. University of Maryland
M.A. University of Maryland
Ph.D. University of Maryland

Susan Libby teaches courses in European and American art from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Her current research focuses on the visual and material culture of French Caribbean slavery.

MacKenzie Moon Ryan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History | Ward Faculty-in-Residence | Faculty Director of Living Learning Community Program

B.A. Hamline University, 2006
M.A. University of Florida, 2008
Ph.D. University of Florida, 2013

Dr. Ryan specializes in the history of African and global art, with particular interest in textiles, fashion, trade, colonialism, cross-cultural exchange, and museum studies. Her research focuses on global networks of trade, African textiles and fashion, especially kanga cloth, and consumption of commodities to create conceptions of self.

Dawn Roe, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art | Dept Chair AY 2017-2018
CFAC 106
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B.F.A. Marylhurst University, 2002
M.F.A. Illinois State University, 2005

Dawn Roe teaches photography and digital imaging courses that align the practice and content of lens-based media. Her research focuses upon temporality, memory and perception in relation to the camera image. Roe's work is exhibited regularly throughout the U.S. and internationally.​

Rachel Simmons, M.F.A.
Professor of Art
CFAC 107
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B.A. Rollins College
M.F.A. Louisiana State University

Professor Rachel Simmons connects curriculum and community through her teaching and her socially engaged professional practice. She specializes in screen printing and relief printmaking, mixed media, drawing and book arts.

Robert Vander Poppen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology | Dept Co-Chair AY 2017-2018 | Coordinator, Archaeology Program | Coordinator, Classics Program | Vice-President, Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts

Professor Vander Poppen teaches courses in ancient art and archaeology including the areas of Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome with a particular interest in the negotiation of social and cultural tensions between imperial powers and native communities. His current research focuses on the Etruscan culture of Pre-Roman Central Italy, and the creation and maintenance of power structures within the region.

Work Study Students

Kaori Kuahara
Visual Resouces Collection Assistant
Chelsea Napper
Office Assistant
Cameron Robinson
Office Assistant
Emily Tyler
Office Assistant

Department of Art and Art History
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue - 2774
Winter Park, FL 32789