Christine Neal

  • B.A., Bucknell University
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D., University of Missouri

"I took one art history class and fell in love."

Christine Neal | Art history professor

Awards, recognition and honors

  • SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, Summer 2014
  • Kress Foundation, University of Wisconsin; Tuition Remission, University of Wisconsin


Chair, AAM Exhibition Competition, 1997-2000; Judge, Annual Art Fair, Winter Park, Fla., 2000; Judge, Third Annual Art Exhibition, Brunswick, GA, 1999; Curators Committee, American Association of Museums; Southeastern Museum Conference; Southeastern College Art Conference

Previous Positions

Christine Neal, Ph.D., worked as a curator in the art museum field for almost 20 years before joining SCAD. Her experience includes public, private and university art museums across the country. In addition, she has served as an independent art curator. Neal and one of her museum curation classes organized an exhibition for the Johnny Mercer Centennial Celebration.

Publications and presentations

Selected publications

  • "Sylvia Shaw Judson," American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2002
  • "Claude Raguet Hirst: Her [Still] Life Story," Woman's Art Journal, Spring 2002
  • "The Still Lifes of Claude Raguet Hirst," American Arts Quarterly, Fall 2001
  • Essay, "L'art de Kahlil Gibran," published in the exhibition catalog for "The Garden of The Prophet: Kahlil Gibran, Writer and Painter." Accompanied the exhibition at the Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris.
  • Annual Exhibition Competition, Museum News, 1998 and 1999


  • “A Tale of Two Cities: Savannah and Boston” at The Professor Talks lecture hosted by the SCAD Art History Society, Savannah, Georgia (Spring 2014).
  • CAA, "New Voices in 19th-century Scholarship," 2000
  • American Culture/Popular Culture Association annual conference (1999)
  • Southeastern College Art Conference, "Against the Odds: Women Making Their Mark in Art" (1999)
  • Art Institute of Chicago, 32nd Annual Graduate Student Conference (1998)