Awards and Accomplishments


  • 2015: Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning and Participatory Research, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
  • 2013: Best Article Prize, Early Modern Women Journal, for “The Politics of Marriage in Carpaccio’s St. Ursula Cycle”
  • 2013: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service, JHU
  • 2009: Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, JHU (finalist in 2017) 

Fellowships, Research Grants, and Funded Seminars/Workshops:

  • 2018: Visiting Fellow, Bard Graduate Center, New York City
  • 2014: “The Structures of Art,” Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Teachers’ Institute in Technical Art History, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • 2010: “Re-Mapping the Renaissance: Exchange between Early Modern Europe and Islam,” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, University of Maryland
  • 2009: “Making Objects Speak,” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Faculty Workshop, John Jay College, City University of New York
  • 2007: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation grant for Independent Research in Venice

  • 1993: Fellowship in History of Cartography, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center, Newberry Library, Chicago

  • 1992–93, Fulbright USIA Fellowship to Italy

Fundraising: As founding director of the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University, I raised over $1,000,000 to support curricular and program development, including:

  • 2011-2018: Primary Investigator, Andrew W. Mellon  Foundation (2 grants)
  • 2012-14: Co-investigator, Grant for Humanities and Social Sciences, Center for Educational Resources, JHU
  • 2008-09: JHU Arts Innovation Grants (4)
  • 2007-08: JHU Technology Fellowships (2), Center for Educational Resources