Faculty at the O’Donnell Institute

O’Donnell Institute faculty form an intellectual community dedicated to collaboration and exchange.


O'Donnell Institute Faculty


Ali Asgar Alibhai
PhD, Harvard University
Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Medieval Islamic Art History; Material and Cultural History of the Islamic World

Jacqueline Chao
PhD, Arizona State University
Senior Curator of Asian Art, Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas

Paul Galvez
PhD, Columbia University
MA Program Chair
Nineteenth-century French painting; modern and contemporary art

Sarah K. Kozlowski
PhD, Yale University
Associate Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
Director, Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities
Medieval and Renaissance art; fourteenth- and fifteenth-century painting in Naples and Europe

Benjamin Lima
PhD, Yale University
Editor, The Athenaeum Review
Modern and contemporary art

Elizabeth Molacek
PhD, The University of Virginia
Adjunct Faculty Member, The University of Texas at Dallas
Roman and late antique wall painting, mosaic, and decorative media; classical reception and the history of collections

Bonnie Pitman
MA, Tulane University
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, The University of Texas at Dallas
Director of Art-Brain Innovations, Center for BrainHealth, The University of Texas at Dallas
Art and Medicine, museum studies, audience engagement

Mark Rosen
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Italian Renaissance art and cartography

Whitney Stewart
PhD, Rice University
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
American history, race & slavery, material culture

Norman Tennent
PhD, Glasgow University
Visiting Research Scholar, The University of Texas at Dallas
Conservation Science Initiative

Charissa Terranova
PhD, Harvard University
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Post-WWII art, architecture, and urbanism; media theory

Michael Thomas
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Director, The Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History
Richard R. Brettell Distinguished University Chair
Professor of Arts and Humanities
Etruscan and Roman art, architecture and archaeology


Affiliated Faculty of the O'Donnell Institute


Jacqueline Allen
The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Director of Libraries
Dallas Museum of Art

Charles Bambach
PhD, University of Michigan
Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
History of ideas, history of western philosophy

Heather Ecker
DPhil, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
The Marguerite S. Hoffman and Thomas W. Lentz Curator of Islamic and Medieval Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Ming Dong Gu
PhD, University of Chicago
Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Dallas

Charles Hatfield
PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Literature, Latin American literature and intellectual history, translation and translation studies

Amy Lewis Hofland
Executive Director, Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas

Dennis M. Kratz
PhD, Harvard University
Founding Director of the Center for Asian Studies; Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas

Roger Malina
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair, The University of Texas at Dallas

Michelle Rich
PhD, Southern Methodist University
The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Dallas Museum of Art
Indigenous art of the Americas, Ancient Mesoamerican art and archaeology, Maya and Mesoamerican figurines

Nils Roemer
PhD, Columbia University
Interim Dean of the School of the Arts and Humanities, Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies, Director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, The University of Texas at Dallas

Maximilian Schich
PhD, Humboldt University, Berlin
Research Professor of Cultural Data Analytics (ERA Chair), Tallinn University

Shilyh Warren
PhD, Duke University
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Film studies