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Barbara Watkinson

Professor Emerita of Art History

Email: [[bawatk]]


BA Stephens College

MA University of Missouri

Ph.D University of Missouri


This year has been transitional for Barbara Watkinson.  She rejoined Art and Art History in 2005 after several years in academic administration and agreed to be department chair.  Four new faculty members have joined the department during that time, including a new endowed position: The Jane Williams Mahoney Professorship in Art History.  The desire to teach was, however, the reason for leaving administration but as department chair she has been limited to only one course a semester.  Watkinson, nonetheless, taught the intro course—cave paintings through the Middle Ages—in Andrews 101 during the fall semester.  She has two chapters to complete on Pro Anima Sua: The Transformation of the Angevin Landscape in the Eleventh Century.