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Melanie Herzog

MFA, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Professor of Art History

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Melanie Herzog is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Edgewood College. She holds an M.F.A. in Ceramics and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the recipient of the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and Edgewood College’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Multicultural Education.

With interests in gender, race, and ethnicity, artists’ encounters across cultural and geographical borders, and socially engaged art and artists, she has taught a variety of art history and interdisciplinary courses at Edgewood College.

Professor Herzog publishes and lectures widely on North American art and visual culture. Her publications include Elizabeth Catlett: An American Artist in Mexico (2000), Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer (2006), “Women of Metal: innovation, Connection, and Education,” in Women of Metal (2008), “Imaging History, Memory, and the Raced and Gendered Body: The Legacy of Elizabeth Catlett,” in The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World (2012), and essays on mixed-media installation artist Flo Oy Wong, ceramicist Bacia Edelman, photographers Ida Wyman and Tom Jones, and current practices in the teaching of Native American Art.