Christine Havice

Member, NASAD Commission on Accreditation
Elected October 2015; term ends October 2018

Christine Havice is associate professor of art history and past Director of the School of Art at Kent State University. Previously, at the University of Kentucky, she served as Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts, as Director of the University Honors Program from 1990-1998, and as Chair of the UK Women’s Studies program. She led the national Women’s Caucus for Art as its President from 1988 to 1990.

Professor Havice’s research and publications have focused on medieval, particularly Byzantine, manuscript illumination and on the contributions of women to the visual arts in various capacities during the Middle Ages and later. In addition to articles, book chapters, and reviews published in the US and Europe, she has curated and juried exhibitions; served as arts and humanities consultant on multiple projects and as a member of a number of the board of a number of museums and charitable foundations; and has lectured and presented papers widely. She has been recognized with a Pennsylvania State University Alumni Achievement Award; the Robert A. Zumwinkle Award to Faculty for Support of Student Rights at the University of Kentucky; and was a Fellow of the American Council on Education in 1990-1991. She also held a fellowship at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Centre and Library and, earlier, with the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst in Berlin and Munich, Germany. One of her proudest accomplishments has been introducing two generations of university students to the history of ancient and medieval art at introductory through graduate levels.

Christine Havice earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in the History of Art from Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comparative Arts from Ohio University.


Updated April 2018