Affiliate Faculty with the O’Donnell Institute

Scholars affiliated with the O’Donnell Institute form an intellectual community dedicated to collaboration and exchange.

The O’Donnell Institute of Art History draws together scholars from The University of Texas at Dallas, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Together, O’Donnell Institute scholars form an intellectual community dedicated to collaboration and exchange. For the 2017-2018 academic year the O’Donnell Institute also welcomes Edith O’Donnell Visiting Research Professor and Graduate Fellows.


Scholars at The University of Texas at Dallas

Research and teaching at the O’Donnell Institute focus on artworks held in Dallas-Fort Worth collections, which together open onto a history of art that ranges across geography, chronology, and medium. Learn more about the institute

Melia Belli-Bose
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
Visiting Associate Professor, UT Dallas (Spring 2018)
South Asian art and architecture

Richard R. Brettell
PhD, Yale University
Founding Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
and the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European art

Paul Galvez
PhD, Columbia University
Research Fellow and MA Curriculum Coordinator
Nineteenth-century French painting; contemporary art

Dianne Goode
PhD, The University of Texas at Dallas
Senior Lecturer, The University of Texas at Dallas
Renaissance and Baroque art

Sarah K. Kozlowski
PhD, Yale University
Assistant Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History
Fourteenth- and fifteenth-century painting in Naples and Europe

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
Museum studies, art and medicine, audience engagement

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

Maximilian Schich
PhD, Humboldt University, Berlin
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Classical art, data science, complex networks

Whitney Stewart
PhD, Rice University
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
American history and 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


The Dallas Museum of Art

Courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
The O’Donnell Institute is housed in offices at The University of Texas at Dallas and in a research center at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Sabiha Al Khemir
PhD, University of London
Former Senior Advisor for Islamic Art, Dallas Museum of Art
Former Distinguished Scholar of Islamic Art in Residence, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

Anna Katherine Brodbeck
PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Anne Bromberg
PhD, Harvard University
The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Sue Canterbury
MA, Williams College
The Pauline Gill Sullivan Associate Curator for American Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Gavin Delahunty
MA, Visual Arts Practices Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin
The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art

Kimberly Jones
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Dallas Museum of Art

Nicole Myers
PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art

Roslyn Walker
PhD, Indiana University
Senior Curator of the Arts of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific, and The Margaret McDermott Curator of African Art, Dallas Museum of Art


The Dallas Museum of Art, Conservation Studio

The Paintings Conservation Studio at the Dallas Museum of Art
Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art
An intricate marriage of both art and science, art conservation involves researching and assessing the needs of the works of art, implementing preventative treatments, and repairing damaged or deteriorating objects. Learn more about conservation at the DMA

Fran Baas
MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation, State University of New York at Buffalo
Associate Conservator of Objects, Dallas Museum of Art

Laura Hartman
MS, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Associate Paintings Conservator, Dallas Museum of Art

Elena Torok
Assistant Objects Conservator, Dallas Museum of Art


Crow Collection of Asian Art

Jacqueline Chao
PhD, Arizona State University
Curator of Asian Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art


Associate Faculty at UT Dallas

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History was founded at The University of Texas at Dallas in Fall 2014 with a generous endowment from arts patron Edith O’Donnell. Learn more about the institute

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

Frank Dufour
PhD, University of Paris 8
Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas

Michael J. Farmer
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
History of ideas, Chinese history

Ming Dong Gu
PhD, University of Chicago
Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, Director of the Confucius Institute, 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

Dennis M. Kratz
PhD, Harvard University
Dean of The School of Arts and Humanities and 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

Adrienne McLean
PhD, Emory University
Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Film Studies

René Prieto
PhD, Stanford University
Margaret McDermott Professor in Arts and Humanities, The University of Texas at Dallas
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and humanities

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

Frederick Turner
Oxford University
Founders Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Literature and creative writing, poetry

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