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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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 A&S and Hamilton Holt. She is also a curator in the Creative Division at Walt Disney Imagineering, Florida.

Rose Casterline, M.F.A
Adjunct Professor of Art
Office: CFAC 105
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Lucia Davison
Administrative Assistant
CFAC 121
Kimberly Dennis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art History

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. (Honours)
Visual Resources Curator
CFAC 115 Visual Resources Collection
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B.A. (Honours) 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.
Associate Professor of Art - Dept Chair AY 2015-2016
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B.F.A. (Honours) 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.

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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

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
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 Simmons connects the curriculum to the local community through collaborative art projects. She specializes in printmaking, mixed media, drawing and book arts and is currently serving as the Director of Living Learning Communities at Rollins.

Robert Vander Poppen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, Archaeology Program Coordinator - Dept Co-Chair AY 2015-2016

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

Casandra Hill
Office Assistant
Chelsea Napper
Office Assistant
Cameron Robinson
Office Assistant
Lourdes Nunez
Visual Resouces Collection Assistant

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