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Department of Art & Art History

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.

Art History

Kimberly Dennis, Ph.D.

Kimberly Dennis, Ph.D.

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).

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.

MacKenzie Moon Ryan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History | Dept Co-Chair AY 2023-2024



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.

Robert Vander Poppen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology | Coordinator, Archaeology Program | Coordinator, Classics Program




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.

Leslie Boles, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Art History

Orlando 212

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.

Studio Art

Dana Hargrove, M.F.A.

Dana Hargrove, M.F.A.

Professor of Art (sabbatical thru AY 2023-2024, returns August 2024)



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.

Dawn Roe, M.F.A.

Dawn Roe, M.F.A.

Professor of Art

CFAC 106


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.

Rachel Simmons, M.F.A.

Professor of Art | Dept Chair AY 2023-2024

CFAC 107


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.

Audrey Hope, M.F.A

Audrey Hope, M.F.A

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

CFAC 101


B.F.A. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in association with Tufts University
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
M.F.A. University of California, San Diego

Audrey Hope teaches contemporary approaches to sculpture. As an artist she works between sculpture and installation, using fabric, photographs, and metal to look at the ways that people instrumentalize the natural world. 


Andrea D'Alfonso, B.A.

Andrea D'Alfonso, B.A.

Studio Technician

CFAC 101


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.

Rachel Schlueb, B.A.

Rachel Schlueb, B.A.

Administrative Assistant

CFAC 121


B.A. Rollins College, 2017
Pursuing M.A. University of South Florida, expected 2024