Chair of Arts and Associate Professor of Art History
Office: ACE 223D
B.A. (Biology, High Honors) 1971, University of Delaware
M.A. (Art History) 1975, University of Delaware
Ph.D. (History of Art) 1984, University of Michigan
Marjorie Hall teaches widely in the History of Art and Architecture, principally focused on ancient and medieval cultures of Europe and the Near East. She also teaches Introduction to Humanities and Aesthetics.
Serving as head of the Arts Department since 1993, she has been involved in all aspects of curriculum development in both performing arts and visual arts, and has led an effort now underway to develop licensure programs in visual arts and drama for the college. In addition to her work as chair, she has served multiple terms on the faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee, and has been involved with General Education reform Task Forces in 2004-5 and 2008-11.
Her research interests have concerned the architectural sculpture of Romanesque France and Spain, and particularly its iconography, and publications in that area include "Narrative Strategies in Medieval Images of the Journey to Emmaus" in Arte Medievale (2000) and entries for the Encyclopedia of Sculpture, (Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004). Current work involves the aesthetics of medieval art and architecture.