Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Art History
Delinda Collier is a scholar of modern and contemporary African art, media theory, and Cold War-era global art. She received her Ph.D. in art history and African studies at Emory University in 2010. She is the author of two books: Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art (2016) and Media Primitivism: Technological Art in Africa (2020). Her articles and reviews can be found in African Arts, Critical Interventions, Nka, Third Text, Art South Africa, London Times Literary Supplement, African Studies Review, and ISEA Conference Proceedings. In 2017, Collier was the recipient of the Mellon Decade Award from the Clark Art Institute. In the summer of 2020, she was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the National Gallery's Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Nicole Hall is a social geographer and artist with a research focus on building social equity through the urban built environment and the use of spatial data in understanding and connecting communities. She has worked extensively in higher education administration with a focus on student-centric policies and consensus building. She received her Ph.D. in Geography & Urban Studies at Temple University and has recently published and presented work through the Association of American Geographers, Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Architecture_Media_Politics_Society (AMPS), the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, and The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals.
Graduate Program Advisor