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.


Dani Ezor (Ph.D. 2023), is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History at Kenyon College, Ohio

Danya Epstein (Ph.D. 2022), is faculty associate in the School of Art at Arizona State University

Claudia Zapata (Ph.D. 2022), is Associate Curator of Latino Art at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin

Alice Heeren (PhD. 2022), is Assistant Professor of Art History of the Americas at the California State University, Stanislaus

Sydney Fitzgibbon (M.A. 2022) is Library Technician and Collections Management Assistant in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Special Collections, Washington

Alex Stern (M.A. 2022), is a PhD student at the Bard Graduate Center 

Asiel Sepulveda (Ph.D. 2021), is Assistant Professor, in the Division of Arts and Humanities at Babson College, Massachusetts

Madison Whitaker (M.A. 2021), is a PhD Student in Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago

Laura Varela Mejia (M.A. 2021), is a PhD Student in Hispanic Studies at Emory University

Danielle Pigeon (M.A. 2021), is a PhD Student in the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College

Ana Norman (M.A. 2021), is Art Gallery Associate at Joel Oppenheimer, Inc., Chicago

April Riddle (M.A. 2020), is a PhD Student in the Department of History of Art at Ohio State University

Adrian Ogas (M.A. 2020), is an independent designer, illustrator, and art historian.

Lauren Richman (Ph.D 2019), William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art, Florida 

Alexandra Perez (M.A. 2019), is Exhibition Coordinator 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

Delanie Linden (M.A., 2018), is a PhD candidate in art history in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2022-23, she is the Open-Research Award Fulbright Fellow at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Carol Pino (M.A., 2018), is Director of Business Development for the art storage company UOVO

Mariana Hartenthal (Ph.D 2017), is an independent artist, art historian and curator.

Joseph Hartman (Ph.D 2016),  is Associate 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. She has been awarded fellowships by Dumbarton Oaks and the American Research Institute in Turkey.

Rheagan Martin (M.A. 2014), is a Ph.D candidate in the History of Art at the University of Michigan. He was the the 2021-22 (CASVA) Center for the Advanced Study in Visual Arts Predoctoral Fellow at The Warburg Institute. 

Jun Namakura (M.A. 2013), is Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at Princeton University Art Museum. 

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

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

Margarita Karasoulas (M.A. 2012), is Curator of Art at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut

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 Processing Archivist at New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe

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), is the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair at Meadows School of the Arts

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), is Lecturer in Visual Culture, History of Art, and Curation Practice at Leeds Art University, UK

Debbie DeWitte (M.A. 2002), is an Adjunct Assistant 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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