SMU Art History majors, M.A.s, and Ph.D.s go on to continue with their studies in advanced graduate programs, as well as into paid positions at museums, galleries, and in the private sector.


Asiel Sepulveda (Ph.D. 2021), is Assistant Professor, Art and Music Department, Simmons University

Madison Whitaker (M.A. 2021)

Laura Varela Mejia (M.A. 2021)

Danielle Pigeon (M.A. 2021)

Ana Norman (M.A. 2021)

Lauren Richman (Ph.D 2019),  is Assistant Curator of Photography, The Sidney and Louis Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University

Alexandra Perez (M.A., 2019), is Visitor Services and Education Assistant at the Rubell Museum, Miami

Jennifer Smart (M.A., 2019), is a Ph.D candidate in Screen Cultures at Northwestern University

Jillianne Laceste (M.A., 2018), is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art & Architecture at Boston University

Mariana Hartenthal (Ph.D 2017), is an independent art historian and curator. Recent curatorial projects include “Contingere” at Cisterna Galeria in Lisbon, Portugal, 2020

Joseph Hartman (Ph.D 2016),  is Assistant Professor, Art and Art History and Latinx and Latin American Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City. In 2019 he published his book Dictator’s Dreamscape: How Architecture and Vision Built Machado’s Cuba and Invented Modern Havana (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019) 

Erin Piñon (M.A. 2015) is a Ph.D. candidate in Art and Archaeology at Princeton University

Elena Gittleman (M.A. 2015), is a Ph.D candidate in Art History at Bryn Mawr College

Rheagan Martin (M.A. 2014), is a Ph.D candidate in the History of Art at the University of Michigan. He is the 2019-2021 Samuel H. Kress Institutional Fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London

Jun Nakamura (M.A. 2013) is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the University of Michigan

Sarah Foltz (M.A . 2013), is the owner of Foltz Fine Art, Houston

Virginia Curry (M.A. 2012), is a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas

Margarita Karasoulas (M.A. 2012), is completing her Ph.D at the University of Delaware. She was appointed Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum in 2017

JoAnna Reyes Walton (M.A. 2012) is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at UCLA

Ada Negraru (M.A. 2012) is a Librarian and Archivist at SMU

Aja Martin (M.A. 2011) is a Ph.D. candidate at Rice University

Caitlin Overton (M.A. 2008) is Manager of Educational Programming at The Warehouse, Dallas, a project initiated by Howard and Cindy Rachofsky and the late Vernon Faulconer to make their collections available to curators, scholars, critics and students

April J. Morris (M.A. 2007), is Associate Professor of Art History at Hood College

Amanda W. Dotseth (M.A. 2006), completed her Ph.D at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London in 2015 and was appointed Curator at the Meadows Museum of Art, SMU in 2018

Jessica Weiss (M.A. 2006) is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at Metropolitan State University of Denver 

Elisa Foster (M.A. 2004), completed her Ph.D in the Art History and Architecture at Brown University in 2012 and has taught at Texas Christian University and Paris College of Art, France

Debbie DeWitte (M.A. 2002), is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington

Kirsty Harper Buchanan (M.A. 2000), is Curator of Collections for the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY

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