Andrew Schulz, associate professor of 18th- and 19th-century art and former head of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon, has been appointed associate dean for research in the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, effective August 1. He replaces Bill Doan, who is returning to full-time faculty in the School of Theatre.
Schulz has a range of administrative experience at both the departmental and university level. Before joining the University of Oregon faculty in 2005, he was associate professor of art history at Seattle University for five years. He held several administrative positions at Seattle University, including director of the University Honors Program, founding director of the Core Honors Program, and coordinator of the joint program in photography with Photographic Center Northwest. He also was co-director of the university’s summer study abroad program in Florence and Rome and director of the school’s Kinsey Art Gallery.
“Dr. Schulz is an articulate, energetic leader who has a strong track record of foundation funding for research in the arts,” says Barbara Korner, dean of the College of Arts and Architecture. “He will bring scholarly and administrative expertise as a visionary leader from his previous experience and will provide mentorship and guidance to faculty and student research in the arts and design disciplines.”
Schulz’s national honors include serving as a Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, a 12-month National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and the Eleanor Tufts Book Prize, awarded by the American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies, for Goya’s Caprichos: Aesthetics, Perception, and the Body, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005. He is also co-author of The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya (The Frick Collection, 2010) and is completing a monograph titled Al-Andalus in the Age of Enlightenment: Islamic Art and Culture in the Spanish Imagination, to be published by Penn State Press.
“Research and creative practice are at the core of the Arts and Architecture mission, and by all measures faculty accomplishments in these regards are extraordinary,” says Schulz. “I look forward to working closely with faculty in the college and across the University, and to partnering with a wide range of external constituencies in building relationships that will open new avenues and opportunities for faculty to achieve their research ambitions.”
Schulz has published extensively in peer-reviewed publications on a wide range of topics relating to Spanish art and culture in the 18th and 19th centuries and is regarded as a leading expert on the art of Francisco Goya. He has been invited to lecture at art museums, research institutes, and universities in the United States and Australia. He holds a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University and a B.A. with high honors in art history from Dartmouth College.