Faculty Profile

Lisa Dorrill

Adjunct Faculty in Art and Art History

Contact Information


Weiss Center for the Arts Room 224


  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1988
  • M.A., Northwestern University, 1989
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1998

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

ARTH 101 Introduction History of Art
This course is a critical survey of western art beginning with the Ancient Near East (approximately 4000 B.C.) through the Gothic period in Europe (early 1300s). Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of style, subject-matter, and function within an historical context, and especially on the student's ability to develop skills in visual analysis. Developing appropriate vocabularies with which to discuss and analyze works of art and imagery will also be stressed, along with learning to evaluate scholarly interpretations of them.

ARTH 102 Introduction History of Art
This course surveys art of the European renaissance through the contemporary period. Art will be examined within the historical context in which it was produced, with attention to contemporary social, political, religious, and intellectual movements. Students will examine the meaning and function of art within the different historical periods. In addition, students will learn to analyze and identify different artistic styles.

Spring 2015

ARTH 205 Modern Architecture
An intermediate-level study of selected topics in the history of art and architecture. Prerequisites: prerequisites as appropriate to topic.