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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.