Faculty + Staff

Get to know the people that make our art history and curatorial program possible.


Inaugural Director

A prize-winning author, widely-published academic and supported by some of the most respected scholarly institutions throughout the world, Dr. Finley is a specialist in the art market, currently researching global art economy.


Program Manager

With nearly a decade of Higher Education Administration experience specifically in Visual Arts, she has an unwavering commitment to shaping the next generation of African American art professionals.


Program Coordinator

As an arts management professional, curator and program development manager, she brings her innovative and progressive approach from previous experience in some of the nation’s largest art scenes.

Andrea Barnwell Brownlee


Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Senior Strategist, AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective

An art historian, curator, writer, and the recipient of several distinguished scholarly awards, she is widely recognized for her groundbreaking exhibitions and seminal publications.

Katherine Calvin


Instructor, Art History

Dr. Calvin’s research specializes in eighteenth-century visual culture and examines Western European representations from the Ottoman Empire, with a focus on feminist and critical race theory.


Instructor of Art

With interests in the commodification of space and building aesthetics, her works question universal standards, and have garnered many local and national recognitions.

Louis Delsarte


Assistant Professor

Known for what has been called the “illusionistic” style, he is a painter, muralist, printmaker and illustrator, featured in museum galleries and exhibitions across the nation.

Yasmine Espert


Visiting Professor, Art History

A doctoral candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology, her research and interests include cinema, ritual, sexuality and research methods of scholar-artists.

Christopher Hickey


Interim Chair and Professor of Art

As a professor of art at Clark Atlanta University, he teaches studio art with a focus on printmaking and drawing. His works have been featured in numerous juried exhibitions — regional and international.


Associate Professor, Art History

With an interest in visual satires of power in Africa, Dr. Ola is an associate professor of art history at Spelman College who joins us with a myriad of national and international awards, recognitions and publications.


CAU Art Museum Director and Curator

As director and curator at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Dr. Poole strengthens the organization’s infrastructure, and is committed to providing opportunities for the next generation of museum professionals.

Bernida Webb-Binder


Assistant Professor, Art History

Previously serving as gallery educator at Phillips Collection, Dr. Webb-Binder’s primary research focuses on Pacific art and blackness in Diasporic art and visual culture in the U.S.


Instructor of Art and Program Director

A Jamaican-born artist currently teaching at Morehouse College, not only has he won multiple awards and recognitions in the industry, but also has exhibited works across the globe.