From MHC to tenure track Professor of Art History

Gerard van Honthorst's 1623 painting The Concert.

Gerard van Honthorst's 1623 painting The Concert.

Allison Lee Palmer '85 PhD, Associate Professor of Art History

Major: art major

Advanced Degrees: MA and PhD, Rutgers University

Employer: School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma

After I graduated from MHC, I was accepted into graduate school at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where I received my PhD in art history with a specialization in European art of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

I was hired that same year into a tenure-track teaching position in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma, and I have been in Oklahoma ever since then.

Based on my experiences at MHC, I encourage all my students, regardless of their major, to take at least one art history course and to attend a study abroad experience.