James Janson

James Janson

  • B.F.A., Ohio University
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Awards, recognition and honors

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004; Ruth Barber Moon Award, Case Western Reserve University, 1997; Graduate Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, 1985, 1986; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1974


American Association of Museums, College Art Association, Historians of Netherlandish Art, Southeast College Arts Conference, Education Committee, Telfair Museum of Art, Board of Directors (former), Curiosity Street Children's Museum

Previous Positions

James T. Janson, Ph.D., has worked as assistant curator of education at the Detroit Institute of Arts, assistant professor of art history at Kent State University, and associate professor of art history at Georgia Southwestern State University. In addition, he directed the School of Art Gallery at Kent State and the Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio. While teaching at GSW, he also was an adjunct curator of adult education at the Albany Museum of Art in Albany, Ga. Janson developed the museum studies program at SCAD and served as chair of the art history department from 2000-02. His areas of specialty are Italian Renaissance art, Northern Renaissance art, museum studies and the Papacy.

Publications and presentations

  • "Map Magic," Earle W. Newton Center for British and American Art, SCAD, 2005
  • "Mapping the Past: A Selection of Antique Cartography from the Newton Collection," Newton Center, SCAD, 2004
  • "Fifteenth-century Flemish Independent Portraiture: Origins, Development and Influences," Southeastern College Art Conference, Miami, 1998
  • "French and American Impressionism," exhibition catalog, Albany Museum of Art, 1996