Andrea joined the History of Art and Architecture Department in 2015 with a background in both art history and clinical psychology. Her interests focus on Italian Renaissance art, examining the patronage and propaganda of church art. For her MA thesis, Andrea examined the relationship between Biblical hermeneutics, medieval sermons, and the Brancacci Chapel in Florence.
PhD, Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, in progress
Master of Arts in Art History, Kent State University, 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Mary Baldwin College, 2013
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, East Carolina University, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, Concord University, 2006
Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2015-2016
Graduate Studies Teaching Fellowship, Kent State University, 2014-2015
Graduate Student Senate International Travel Award, Kent State University, 2014
Ulysse Desportes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art History, Mary Baldwin University, 2012
“The Message on the Walls: Discovering the Visual Sermon of the Brancacci Chapel.” Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 2015.
“Iconography of St. Peter in the Brancacci Chapel.” The Newberry: Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, January, 2015.