A faculty of professional art historians

The art history professors at SCAD bring years of professional experience and vital industry contacts to the classroom. Our faculty are award-winning artists and sought-after designers at the peak of their field, but their greatest achievement is the success of SCAD students, both within the classroom and beyond.

Program leadership

Denise Smith

Associate dean, School of Communication Arts; Associate dean, School of Liberal Arts

Arthur J. DiFuria

Chair, art history

"I like the idea of perpetuating cultural memory, doing my part to ensure a continuity of inquiry and understanding across long spans of time. As long as I think I am able to give my students a passion for thinking while they look at cultural artifacts (from any period), then my students will continue to inspire me."

Arthur J. DiFuria | Chair, art history

Faculty experience

SCAD professors are dedicated to creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities just for you. Through guest speakers, critiques, portfolio reviews and more, we connect our students with professionals in the industry every day. These contacts lead to internships, mentorships and often real-world job opportunities for our students.

Art history faculty at SCAD have worked for the following universities and organizations:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Monticello/Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation

An environment designed for your success

At SCAD, professors who facilitate incredible opportunities is just one component of a diverse and fulfilling student experience. You can do it all: participate in signature events, hobnob with visiting artists and professionals, take advantage of stellar facilities and resources, and more.

Learn more about the art history student experience