Barbara Stephanic, PhD
Art Historian, Scholar and Senior Professor of Art History, College of Southern Maryland
Dr. Barbara Stephanic is senior professor of art history and discipline coordinator at the College of Southern Maryland. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in art history from George Washington University and a doctorate in American studies, specializing in American art, from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Stephanic has published works on the 19th century art critic, Clarence Cook, the sculpture of Antoine Barye in the Corcoran Gallery of Art collection, and the graphic art of Joseph Pennell. She has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, College Art Association, American Studies Association, George Washington University, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Phillips collection. Her most recent publications include, Dialogue in Color and Form: The Art of Joseph Holston, 2003, Dynamic Spaces: Abstract Form Within and Beyond the Landscape; Painting, Collage, Assemblage by Larry Chappelear, 2005, and Joseph Holston: Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad, 2008.
Dr. Stephanic currently serves as curator of the Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery and co-director of the Study Abroad Program in Italy at the College of Southern Maryland. She is presently the vice chair of the Art Advisory Board at University of Maryland University College.