Department Chair
Anthony Cervino
Associate Professor of Studio Art (2006).
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Department Faculty
Barbara A. Diduk
Charles A. Dana Professor of Art (1980).
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B.A., College of William and Mary, 1973; M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 1978.
Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching,1999-2000.

Professor Diduk is an artist who exhibits nationally; her work focuses on quasi-functional/sculptural ceramics developed from traditional vessel forms and modernist sculptural issues. She teaches courses in ceramics, three-dimensional design, and photography.
Melinda W. Schlitt
(on sabbatical Spring 2016)
Professor of Art History, William W. Edel Professor of Humanities (1990).
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(717) 245-1245 |
B.A., State University of New York at Purchase, 1981; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1983; Ph.D., 1991.

Professor Schlitt teaches courses in art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance and ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture. Her current research focuses on 15th and 16th-century Italian art and criticism. She has published several articles on Francesco Salviati, Giorgio Vasari, Michelangelo, and the relationship between language and imagery in the Renaissance, and has edited (and contributed to) two books of new essays: "Perspectives on Early Modern and Modern Intellectual History," (Univ. of Rochester Press, 2001) and "Gifts in Return: Essays in Honour of Charles Dempsey," (Univ of Toronto Press, 2012). Prof. Schlitt is currently completing a monograph on Francesco Salviati and a study on the Arch of Constantine. Awards include the Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome; Resident Fellowship, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities; Research Fellowship, American Philosophical Society; Fulbright Foundation Research Fellowship; Lila Acheson Wallace-Reader's Digest Publications Grant, Villa I Tatti, Florence.
Ward L. Davenny
(on sabbatical Fall 2015)
Professor of Art (1992).
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B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, 1977; M.F.A., Yale University, 1982.

Professor Davenny's works, primarily prints and drawings based on the landscape, are exhibited nationally.
Anthony Cervino
Associate Professor of Studio Art (2006).
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B.F.A., University of North Carolina, 1997; M.F.A., Towson University, 2003.

Mostly Harmless
Elizabeth Lee
Associate Professor of Art History (2006).
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B.A., Wake Forest University, 1990; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2002.

Professor Lee teaches courses in modern, contemporary and American art as well as in art theory, art historical methods, the representation of gender and sexuality and the history of medicine. Her research has been published in Smithsonian American Art, The Journal of American Culture, Nineteenth Century and Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities. Her current research examines the links between late nineteenth-century American art and the history of the body, medicine and health with a focus on the impact of tuberculosis, syphilis and cancer on artistic consumption and production. She has received funding for this project from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Huntington Library, the Wolfsonian Institute and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Todd Arsenault
Associate Professor of Art (2007).
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B.A., Dickinson College, 1999; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, 2003.

Professor Arsenault works primarily with painting,drawing and digital media. One of his main interests is the merger of digital technology with traditional studio practices. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Spain and is represented by Massimo Audiello Gallery in New York City, and Galeria Fucares in Madrid, Spain.
Phillip J. Earenfight
Director of the Trout Gallery, Associate Professor of Art and Art History (2002).
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B.A., University of Washington, 1985; M.A., Rutgers University, 1990; Ph.D., 1999.

He specializes in the art, architecture, and urban planning of late medieval Italy. He is currently working on a study of the Misericordia confraternity and its place on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence during the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Other projects include books and articles on the Carlisle Indian School, Richard Henry Pratt, and the drawings and photographs of the Plains Indians who held captive at Ft. Marion (St. Augustine, Florida: 1875-1877). Recently he completed a study on the works of contemporary painter Joyce Kozloff.
Adjunct Faculty
Andrew S. Bale
Lecturer in Art and Art History
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B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design, 1994; M.F.A., University of Delaware, 2005.

Aaron Brooks
Adjunct Faculty in Art and Art History (2015).
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Lisa K. Dorrill
Adjunct Faculty in Art and Art History
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B.A., University of Virginia, 1988; M.A., Northwestern University, 1989; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1998.

Academic Administrative Staff
Jennifer Kniesch
Visual Resources Librarian
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(717) 245-1374 |
B.A., State University of New York at Purchase College, 2001; M.A., 2007; M.L.I.S., University of British Columbia, 2009.

James Krabiel
Studio Technician

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Emeriti Faculty
Robert Cavenagh