Department Head

Rebecca Brienen, PhD

Art History Faculty

Rebecca Brienen, PhD

Irene Backus, PhD

Louise Siddons, PhD

Jennifer Borland, PhD

Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, PhD

Shaoqian Zhang, PhD

Priscilla Schwarz, PhD

Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, PhD

Graphic Design Faculty

Phil Choo, MFA

Pouya Jahanshahi, MFA

Justen Renyer, MFA

Nick Mendoza, MFA

Ting Wang-Hedges, MFA

Studio Art Faculty

Angie Piehl, MFA

Mark Sisson, MFA

Chris Ramsay, MFA

Liz Roth, MFA

Jack Titus, MFA

Andy Mattern, MFA

Brandon Reese, MFA

Ginnie Baer, MFA

Teresa Holder, MA

Gary Batzloff, MFA

Brandon Williams, MFA

Jini Kim, MFA

Kyle Duncan, MFA

See Also: Staff



Priscilla Schwarz, PhD


Rutgers University
Lecturer in Art History 
Office:(405) 744-6016
Fax:(405) 744-5767


Priscilla Schwarz is an art historian specializing in nineteenth-century French art. Her current interest is in early twentieth-century American sculpture.  She received her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University with a double major in Art History and English Literature.  She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University.  Schwarz teaches Art Survey I and II, Nineteenth-Century Art, and, in OSU's Honors College, four sections of Western Humanities (Ancient World through 20th Century).  Since 1995, when she joined the faculty, she has also taught courses in Renaissance, Baroque, and Twentieth-Century Art.

Since 2013, Schwarz has been researching the work of Annetta Johnson (sister-in-law of American sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens) and the sculpture of Annetta's brother Burt W. Johnson (Schwarz's grandfather).


   "Burt W. Johnson's 1920s California Sculpture and the Fine Arts Building of Los Angeles," photographic exhibition at the Fine Arts Building Gallery, Los Angeles, 2016

   "Burt Johnson and Pomona: the Sculptor, Family, and College," Annual Kohler Lecture in Art History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 2016

   "Who Made that Lovely Statue in Garfield Park?  Burt W. Johnson and Pomona's Heroic WWI Memorial," lecture sponsored by the Historical Society of Pomona Valley, Pomona, CA, 2016