Department Chair
Anthony Cervino
Associate Professor of Studio Art (2006).
Goodyear Building Room 104
(717) 245-1714
Department Faculty
Barbara A. Diduk
Charles A. Dana Professor of Art (1980).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 202
(717) 245-1656 |
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).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 227
(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).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 325
(717) 245-1305 |
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).
Goodyear Building Room 104
(717) 245-1714 |
B.F.A., University of North Carolina, 1997; M.F.A., Towson University, 2003.

Mostly Harmless
Elizabeth Lee
Associate Professor of Art History (2006).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 225
(717) 245-1259 |
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).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 326
(717) 254-8414 |
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).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 102B
(717) 245-1709 |
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.
Wei Ren
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History (2015).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 203
B.A., Williams College, 2007; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2015.

Professor Ren is a specialist in East Asian art. In addition to survey courses on East Asian art, she also teaches courses on the Japanese woodblock print, ink painting, modern Chinese art, and Chinese funerary art. Her research interests focus primarily on 19th-20th century Chinese art, with a special emphasis on how the concept of design emerged and developed in Japan and China in relation to both fine arts and industry in a broad cross-cultural nexus. She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled "Converging in Design: Modern Art and Books in China."
Contributing Faculty
Christofilis Maggidis
Associate Professor of Archaeology; Christopher Roberts Chair in Archaeology (2001).
(717) 245-1014 |
B.A., University of Athens, 1988; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1994.

Maggidis is currently Director of Glas, Assistant to the Director of Mycenae, and President of the Mycenaean Foundation with nearly three decades of field experience at major archaeological sites, including Mycenae, Glas, Crete (Archanes, Idaion Cave), and Akrotiri (Thera). Since receiving his post-doctorate from Brown University and a research fellowship from Harvard, his research and teaching interests focus primarily on Minoan and Mycenaean art and archaeology, but they also include topics in Greek sculpture and architecture. Maggidis is the author of many articles, international conference papers, and three forthcoming books.
Adjunct Faculty
Andrew S. Bale
Lecturer in Art and Art History
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(717) 254-8983 |
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).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 325

Lisa K. Dorrill
Adjunct Faculty in Art and Art History
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 224
(717) 245-1474 |
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
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 223
(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

(717) 245-1053 |

Brooke Wiley
Studio Technician
Weiss Center for the Arts Room W338
(717) 245-1689 |

Emeriti Faculty
Robert Cavenagh