Marianne Woods

Associate Professor of Art
Department of Arts
MB Room 200C

When Marianne Berger Woods entered college in Ohio the options were limited: teaching or nursing.

All of Dr. Woods academic degrees are from the “Buckeye State:” Heidelberg College, Case Western Reserve University, and the Union Institute and University.

When people learn Woods is an Art Historian, many ask who her favorite artist and/or work of art is. This changes from time to time but she firmly believes The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago will be considered one of the great “mistresspieces” of the twentieth century. As far as her favorite era is concerned, it is definitely the early twentieth century. This is because she believes it was one of the most innovative periods in the History of Art. 

Dr. Woods was instrumental in initiating the art program’s study abroad courses. Her courses from the Women Artists, American Art, Art History Surveys, etc., to the History Studies Abroad, contain field trips to museums and galleries in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Marfa, Santa Fe, New York, and Europe. She has developed online courses with subjects related to Women Artists of the 20th century and the 21st century.

Her research accomplishments include the recently published material on The New Women in Print and Pictures: An Annotated Bibliography, published by McFarland Press in 2009, and an appointment to the Russian Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia as a Fulbright Scholar that same year. Her ongoing area of research is American Women Muralists. Dr. Woods was successful in securing funding to bring the internationally known artist Philip Pearlstein to UTPB in Spring 2012. She is also active in professional organizations, reading Advanced Placement Art History examinations, and has presented papers at a number of conferences for the past several years.

Last Updated: 10/31/2019
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