Notable Alumni & Publications

Notable Alumni


Sara Champlin (Ph.D., 2022)
Executive Assistant, Quarra Stone Company, LLC

Amy J. Hughes (Ph.D., 2022)

Cortney Anderson Kramer (Ph.D., 2022)
Project Manager, Epic


Katie Elizabeth Apsey (Ph.D., 2021)
Associate Director, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Samantha Comerford (M.A., 2021)
Development Operations Manager, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI

Jessica A. Cooley (Ph.D., 2021)
ACLS Postdoctoral Associate at the Liberal Arts Engagement Hub, University of Minnesota
2021 Transforming the Discipline Graduate Research Award Winner

Mark Dieter (Ph.D., 2021)

Noah Mapes (B.A., 2021)
Current Ph.D. student at Cornell
Iwanter Prize Winner

Kyungso Min (Ph.D., 2021)
2022 Transforming the Discipline Graduate Research Award Winner

Marguerite E. H. Lenius (M.A., 2010; Ph.D., 2021)
Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Art History, Department in the History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Fernanda Villarroel Lamoza, (Ph.D., 2021)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History of Africa and the Black Atlantic at Oberlin College

Taylor Leigh Scofield (B.A., 2021, double major with Political Science)
Iwanter Prize Honorable Mention

Morgan Lemmer Weber (Ph.D., 2021)

Lindsay Wells (Ph.D., 2021)
2017 Schewe Award Winner
2021–23 Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles
2023 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship


Anna Betz (M.A., 2020)
Interim School Manager and Teaching Artist at the Ballet Co. Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN.
Developing an original ballet based on Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Mya Frieze (M.A., dual-degree program with SLIS, 2020)
Art History Course Director at Full Sail University, Orlando, FL.


Peter Bovenmyer (Ph.D., 2019)
Art Director, ARTS for ALL Wisconsin

Sophia Maxine Farmer (Ph.D., 2019, M.A., 2014)
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Art History, Art and Design Department at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith


Linde Brady Lehtinen (Ph.D., 2014; M.A., 2005)
Curator of Photography, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens


Lydia Melamed Johnson (B.A., 2010; certificate in European Studies)
Executive Director, AIPAD (The Association of International Photography Art Dealers)
Director, The Photography Show
Board of Visitors, Department of Art History, UW–Madison


Drew Sawyer (B.A. dual Economics major, 2005)
Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum.
Arts Editor for Document Journal.

Alumni Publications

Marcela Guerrero (Ph.D. 2015), "No existe un mundo poshuracán" exhibition catalogue. []
Robert Cozzolino, (M.A., 2000; Ph.D., 2006) 2022 College Art Association’s Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award for distinguished museum scholarship. []