Ph.D. in Art History, University of Iowa, 1983; Northwestern School of Law, 1980-81; MA in Art History, University of Iowa, 1977; BA in Art History, Western Washington University, 1973; Diploma, Brooklyn Technical High School, New York City, 1968.
For the Love of Beauty: Art History and the Moral Foundations of Aesthetic Judgment. Transaction Publishers, (2006).
Contemporary Painting and Calligraphy from the Republic of China. The Consortium for International Cooperation in Higher Education, and the National Palace Museum, Taiwan. Washington D.C. 1980. Co-author
The Early Development of Taoist Art. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Iowa, 1983
An Iconographic and Stylistic Analysis of the Pin-Yang Cave at Lung-men. Masters Degree Thesis, University of Iowa, June, 1974
Book Chapters and Research References
Confucianism. The Dictionary of Art. McMillan Publishers Limited, London, 1996. [This is a major and prestigious reference work for art scholarship].
Taoism. The Dictionary of Art, McMillan Publishers Limited, London, 1996. Ibid.
Beauty vs. Aesthetics. Book chapter in Robert Ashmore, Richard Starr, editors, Teaching Ethics: an Interdisciplinary Approach. Marquette University Press and National Endowment for the Humanities. 1994.
Standard Encyclopedia Entries “Ananda Coomaraswamy” World Philsophy, SalemPress Publishers 1998.
“Time and Eternity” World Philosophy, Salem Press Publishers, 1998.
“Jane Alexander’s Battle to Save the National Endowment for the Arts” Chronology of Twentieth-Century History: Arts and Culture. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, September, 1997, 1897-99.
“The National Endowment for the Arts” Ready Reference: Censorship. Salem Press Publishers, Pasadena, California, October, 1996, 532-534.
“Taoism” The Asian American Encyclopedia. Salem Press Publishers
“Ananda Coomaraswamy” The Asian American Encyclopedia. Salem Press Publishers
Articles “Public Art and Public Values: The Blue Shirt” Wisconsin Interest (Spring, 2003), 27-32.
“The Aesthetics of Race, the Beauty of Humanity” American Outlook Magazine (2002), 34-37.
“Beauty and the Enlightened Beast” American Outlook Magazine (2002), 37-40.
“Art, Science, and Postmodern Society” American Outlook Magazine (2000), 37-39.
“What is Art?” National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, School of Visual Arts, New York, October, 1995.
“What is Beauty?” Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Indianapolis, October, 1995. Chair and participant.
“Facts, Feelings, and (In)coherence vs. The Pursuit of Beauty” FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) conference, St. Louis, March 1995. Panel topic: Understanding Postmodernism and its Challenge to Foundation Studies.
Convened and participated in a panel for the Fine Arts Section of the National Association of Scholars, to address: “Whatever happened to Beauty?” Boston, November, 1994.
“Philokalia: For the Love of Beauty” Presented at the National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. New York, New York, October 1994.
“Postmodernism vs. the Liberal and Fine Arts” Presented at the National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, October, 1993.
Panel Organizer and Moderator, “Fine Arts and the Politicized Academy” National Association of Scholars, Annual Conference, San Francisco, April 1993.
The Salvatori Center Leadership Conference on Academic Excellence, The University Club, Washington, DC, March 1993. Colloquium participant.
“Life Imitating Art: The Iron Curtain as Cultural Metaphor” Paper distributed by the Heritage Foundation, February, 1993.
“Scholasticism or Wisdom? Interdisciplinary Scholarship at the Modernist-Postmodernist Crossroads” National Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, St. Paul, Minnesota, October, 1991.
Panel organizer and Moderator, “Alternative Dialogues in a Postmodern Era” 55th Annual Conference of the Mid-America College Art Association, October, 1991.
“Aesthetics vs. Beauty: Beyond the Modernist-Postmodernist Dialogue” National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. New York New York, October 1990.
“The Methodological Solipsism of Modernism” Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, Platteville, Wisconsin, April 1990.
“Deconstructionism and the Historical Narrative: Semiotics, Semantics, or Wisdom?” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Ft. Worth, Texas, March 1990.
“A Liberal Humanist Response to Modernism and Postmodernism?” Annual Conference of the Southeastern College Art Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 1989.
“Is Art Ought? Contemplations on Diebenkorn and Fischl” National Conference on the Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, New York, New York, 1988.
“A Syncretist View of Science, Ethics, and Art” Tenth Annual National Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, Arlington, Texas, October, 1988.
“The Historical Correspondence of Beauty and Justice” 66th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Houston, Texas, March 1988.
“The Dual Nature of Laozi” Annual National Conference of the College Art Association, New Orleans, February, 1980.
“The Five Caves of Tan-yao at Yun-Kang” Forty-second Annual Conference of the Mid-America College Art Association, Detroit, Michigan, 1978.
“The Abhaya-varada Mudra in Chinese Art” Midwest Art History Society Annual Meeting, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 1978.
“A Discussion of the Relationship between Southern Ch’I and Northern Wei Buddhist Sculpture” Twelfth Annual Graduate Student Seminar, Art Institute of Chicago, 1977.
Honors Interviewed by Radio Free Europe on “Genius, Anti-Semitism, and Graham Nash. March 14, 2002.
Sabbatical, Fall, 2001
Invited guest speaker at the University of Iowa Graduate School and the Art History Society. Paper: “The Tragedy of Postmodernism”
Invited guest speaker at the Herron School of Art, Indiana University, March 1994. Topic: “Beyond Postmodernism”
Interviewed by National Public Radio on The National Endowment for the Arts, 1997.
Cited in Who’s Who in American Art, since 1986
Who’s Who in Education since 2002
Who’s Who in the World, invited 1997
Cited in Policy Experts, The Heritage Foundation, since 198
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellow, “Ethics Across the Curriculum” 1992-94