Jayne Yantz is an Art History Instructor in the Liberal Arts Department. She received her M.A. in Art History from The Ohio State University and her B.A. in English and Art History from the University of Rochester. Additional studies include Ph.D. course work in Art History and Anthropology at the University of Delaware, a Mid-Career Fellowship at Princeton, a Fulbright-Hays grant to study in Jordan, and two NEH Summer Institute awards, the first to study in Peru and the second to study in northern Italy. Jayne also participated in a Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar (Jeffersonian studies in art and culture) in Virginia, which furthered her studies in American art.
Recent publications include writings for Smarthistory, e.g., “Nasca Geoglyphs.” Special research interests include: Art and the origins of religion, art of the New World, Islamic Civilization, Photography, Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art, and American Art. Jayne is also dedicated to travel, which allows her to study art in its country of origin.