The Institute of Fine Arts Faculty

Academic Administration

Christine Poggi
Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director; Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Edward J. Sullivan
Deputy Director; Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art; Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences
Fields of Study: Contemporary Art, Latin American Art, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Margaret Holben Ellis (on leave fall 2018, on sabbatical fall 2019)
Chair of the Conservation Center; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Priscilla P. Soucek (on leave fall 2019)
Director of Graduate Studies; John Langeloth Loeb Professor in the History of Art
Fields of Study: Architecture; Art of the Middle East and South Asia 
Marvin Trachtenberg (on sabbatical fall 2018, leave spring 2019)
Director of Masters Studies; Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts
Fields of Study: Architecture; Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art; Renaissance Art

Faculty in the History of Art and Archaeology

Jean-Louis Cohen
Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture
Fields of Study: Architecture; Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Thomas Crow (on sabbatical spring 2019, on leave spring 2020)
Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art
Fields of Study: Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art; Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art
Colin Eisler (on leave fall 2018)
Robert Lehman Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: Renaissance Art
Finbarr Barry Flood (on leave spring 2019, on sabbatical fall 2019)
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences
Fields of study: Archaeology; Art of the Middle East and South Asia
Jonathan Hay
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: East Asian Art
Kathryn Howley
Lila Acheson Wallace Assistant Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Archaeology
Anne Hrychuk Kontokosta
Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture; Archaeology
Robert Lubar (on leave until fall 2018)
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Latin American Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Clemente Marconi (on leave fall 2018, on sabbatical fall 2020)
James R. McCredie Professor in the History of Greek Art and Archaeology; University Professor
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture; Archaeology
Robert A. Maxwell (on leave spring 2020, on sabbatical fall 2020)
Sherman Fairchild Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art
Clemente Marconi Kent Mitchell Minturn
Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Philippe de Montebello
Fiske Kimball Professor in the History and Culture of Museums
Fields of study: Curatorial and Museum Studies
Alexander Nagel (on leave spring 2018)
Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: Renaissance Art
Christine Poggi
Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director; Professor of Fine Arts

Fields of study: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art

Patricia Rubin
Professor of Fine Arts
Field of study: Renaissance Art
Hsueh-Man Shen (on leave fall 2018 and spring 2019)
Ehrenkranz Associate Professor in World Art
Fields of Study: Archaeology; East Asian Art
Robert Slifkin (on sabbatical fall 2020)
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of Study: Contemporary Art; Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Roland R. R. Smith (not currently teaching)
Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Oxford; Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias
Fields of Study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Archaeology; Architecture
Priscilla P. Soucek (on leave fall 2019)
Director of Graduate Studies; John Langeloth Loeb Professor in the History of Art
Fields of Study: Architecture; Art of the Middle East and South Asia 
Edward J. Sullivan
Deputy Director; Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art; Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences
Fields of Study: Contemporary Art, Latin American Art, Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art
Thelma K. Thomas (on leave fall 2020)
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Fields of Study: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art
Marvin Trachtenberg (on sabbatical fall 2018, on leave spring 2019)
Director of Masters Studies; Edith Kitzmiller Professor of the History of Fine Arts
Fields of Study: Architecture; Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art; Renaissance Art
Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt (not currently teaching)
Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Science
Fields of Study: Architecture; Renaissance Art
Katherine Welch (on sabbatical fall 2019, on leave spring 2019)
Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Deputy Director, Excavations at Aphrodisias
Fields of study: Architecture; Archaeology

Conservation Center Faculty

Norbert S. Baer Norbert S. Baer (on sabbatical fall 2018)
Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Margaret Holben Ellis Margaret Holben Ellis (on leave fall 2018, on sabbatical fall 2019)
Chair of the Conservation Center; Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Christine Frohnert
Research Scholar; Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials, and Media, Bek & Frohner, LLC
Fields of Study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Michele D. Marincola Michele D. Marincola (on leave spring 2019, on sabbatical fall 2020)
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation; Conservation Consultant, Villa La Pietra
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Michele D. Marincola Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Research Professor, Kress Program in Paintings Conservation
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts
Hannelore Roemich Hannelore Roemich (on sabbatical fall 2020, on leave spring 2018)
Professor of Conservation Science
Field of study: Conservation of Works of Art and Artifacts

Associate Faculty

Dipti Khera Dipti Khera
Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art History,
and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Fields of study: Art of the Middle East and South Asia
John Hopkins
Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art History,
and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Fields of study: Archaeology; Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture
Meredith Martin Meredith Martin
Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History,
and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Fields of study: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art
Michele Matteini

Michele Matteini
Assistant Professor of East Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture, Department of Art History, and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: East Asian Art

Prita Meier
Associate Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Fields of study: African Art and Architecture

Emeritus Faculty

Jonathan J. G. Alexander Jonathan J. G. Alexander
Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Early Christian, Byzantine, and Western Medieval Art; Renaissance Art
Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown
Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts
Fields of study: Architecture; Latin American Art, Renaissance Art; Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art
Guenter Kopcke Günter H. Kopcke
Avalon Foundation Professor Emeritus in the Humanities
Fields of study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Architecture
Thomas F. Mathews Thomas F. Mathews
John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art
David O'Connor David O'Connor
Lila Acheson Wallace Professor Emeritus of Ancient Egyptian Art
Fields of Study: Ancient Aegean, Egyptian, Greek and Roman Art; Archaeology