Faculty

Karen Barzman

Karen Barzman
 
Associate Professor

Office: Fine Arts 220B
Phone: (607) 777-2009
E-mail: kbarzman@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
 Early modern Italian studies (1250-1750); early modern visual and material culture; representation and early modern discourses on identity and difference; semiotics, psychoanalysis, and continental philosophy; feminist theory, gender studies, and feminist histories of art. Other areas of interest include the history of cartography, institutions of art, art education, and criticism; art, religion, and the state in the early modern world.


Kevin Hatch

Kevin Hatch
 
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: Fine Arts 319
Phone: (607) 777-2701
E-mail: khatch@binghamton.edu


Specialization: Postwar and contemporary art; American art and visual culture; new media practices; media theory.


Tera Hedrick

Tera Hedrick
 

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 147
Phone: TBA
Email: TBA


Specialization: Byzantine art.


Jeffrey Kirkwood

Jeffrey Kirkwood
 
Assistant Professor

Office: Fine Arts 229
Phone: (607) 777-3012
E-mail: kirkwood@binghamton.edu


Specialization: 
Media theory and history, early and proto-cinema, history of technology, new media.


Tom McDonough

Tom McDonough
 

Associate Professor and Department Chair (on leave Fall 2015)
Office: Fine Arts 220A
Phone: (607) 777-2847
E-mail: tmcdonou@binghamton.edu


Specialization: European avant-gardes, modern art and architecture, public space, radicalism, 20th century French cultural politics and intellectual life.


Pamela Smart

Pam Smart
 

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Office: Fine Arts 305
Phone: (607) 777-5806
E-mail: psmart@binghamton.edu


Specialization: Anthropology of artworlds; museums studies; cultural formations of modernity and postmodernity; symbolic economies of exchange and political economies of collecting, patronage and philanthropy under globalization; cultures of expertise.


John Tagg

John Tagg
 

Distinguished Professor of Art History
Office: Fine Arts 227
Phone: (607) 777-3077
E-mail: jtagg@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
Histories of photography; twentieth-century American cultural history; cultural theory and criticism; the history of art history.


Nancy Um

Nancy Um
 

Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Fall 2015
Office: Fine Arts 307
Phone: (607) 777-5864
E-mail: nancyum@binghamton.edu

Specialization: Islamic art and architecture; material, visual and built culture of the Indian Ocean; commercial and domestic architecture; port cities and urbanism; early modern commerce and cross-cultural exchange.


Julia Walker

Julia Walker  

Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 309
Phone: (607) 777-3810
E-mail: walkerj@binghamton.edu


Specialization:
Modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism; architectural theory; social and political memory in postwar German visual culture.


Andrew Walkling

Andrew Walkling  

Dean's Assistant Professor
Office: Fine Arts 226
Phone: (607) 777-5251
E-mail: walkling@binghamton.edu

 

Specialization: Early Modern Britain: court culture, politics of cultural production, including art and architecture, literature, music, and theater.


Brian Wall

Brian Wall  

Associate Professor of Cinema and Art History
Office:
Lecture Hall 173
Phone: (607) 777-3811
E-mail: bwall@binghamton.edu

Specialization: film theory, film noir and the historical avant-garde.


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Staff

Marcia Focht

Marcia Focht  

Curator of Visual Resources
E-mail: mfocht@binghamton.edu
Office: Fine Arts 143
Phone: (607) 777-2215
Fax: (607) 777-4466

Marcia Focht has been the Curator of the Visual Resources Collection since 1986. She was awarded a BFA in Printmaking and an MA in Art History from the University of Denver. Marcia recently served two terms as Secretary of the Visual Resources Association, the International Association of Image Media Professionals. She also served 13 years as Mentor Coordinator for the VRA

Marcia's recent activity includes moderating and presenting at the "Leadership Roundtable" at CaVraCon (California Visual Resources Association Conference), 2013, and presenting the paper "Growing New Professionals through Mentorship: A Two Way Street" at the VRA + ARLIS Joint Conference, 2011.


Sylvia Skok

Sylvia Skok  

Assistant to the Chair
E-mail: srabeler@binghamton.edu
Office: Fine Arts 219
Phone: (607) 777-2112
Fax: (607) 777-4466

B.A. Honors Psychology and Biology, M.S., Ph.D. Systems Science


Last Updated: 6/15/15