- B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
- M.A., University of Essex
- Ph.D., University of Essex
"My inspiration for teaching is the student in the back row, who appears rather bored. What can I do to make art history interesting, appealing and make that student want to learn?"Rebecca Trittel | Art history professor
Awards, recognition and honors
Marquis's Who's Who of American Women, 2006; SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, 2003; National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Travel Grant, Colchester, UK, 2001
College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Conference, Association of Art Historians, Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
Rebecca B. Trittel, Ph.D., began teaching at SCAD in 2001 and served as the chair of the art history department from 2005-08. Her areas of specialization include portraiture, 19th-century art, British art and modernism, and Dutch Baroque art.
Publications and presentations
- Dictionary of Artists' Models, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
- "Constable and Wivenhoe Park: Reality and Vision," Catalog, University of Essex, 2001.
- "The Hermit of Eartham: William Hayley and his Friendship with George Romney," Transactions of the Romney Society, vol. 5, 2000.
- "Printing the Unprintable: The Bicentenary of Goya's 'Caprichos,'" Catalog, University of Essex, 1999.
Presentations and lectures
- 2010 - SECAC, Richmond VA: Presented "Portraits of Power and the Power of Portraiture in the reign of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen" in the Session entitled, About Face: Investigating the Problematics of Portraiture
- 2009 - SECAC, Mobile, AL: Chaired the session entitled Looking Back/Looking Forward: The Role of Portraiture in the Establishment of a Historical Identity - Literary Theme and presented "The Portrait of Lord Byron in Arnaout Costume by Thomas Phillips, R.A."
- 2005 - "Self-portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds," Earle W. Newton Center for British and American Studies, Savannah, Ga.
- 2003 - Delivered a presentation about the unveiling of newly discovered paintings and illustrations by Pierre Auguste Renoir and Norman Rockwell at Red Baron Antiques, Atlanta.
- 2000 - Chaired a session at the Blake and the Enlightenment conference, University of Essex.
- 1999 - "Gold Braid and Brass Buttons: The Military Uniform's Influence on Men's Civil Fashions of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries," Conflicting Visions: The Culture of War in Europe 1660-1815 Conference, University of Leicester, UK.