CFA Faculty Biography

Elizabeth Ross
School of Art + Art History
Associate Professor
Specialization: Renaissance/Early Modern European Art

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Elizabeth Ross received her B.A. in History of Art from Yale University and her A.M. and Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. She has held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Deutscher Academischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Harvard University. In the spring of 2008, she taught in UF's semester-long Honors in Paris study abroad program. Before coming to UF, Dr. Ross taught courses at the Rhode Island School of Design; in the Master’s Program in the History of European Design and Decorative Arts at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; and at Harvard University. 

Her book on Bernhard von Breydenbach's 1486 Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land) was published by Penn State University Press in 2014 with support from the Mellon Foundation's Art History Publication Initiative.  Her research focuses on 15th and 16th-century art in Europe, including European reception of the Middle East, history of travel and cartography, the art of prints, history of the book, and decorative arts.  

In 2012, she was named the University of Florida's Teacher of the Year, and for her research she received an Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the Provost's Office. In 2011, she was UF's junior faculty International Educator of the Year, an award bestowed by the UF International Center for outstanding contributions to the internationalization of the campus. From 2011 to 2013, she represented her colleagues in the College of Fine Arts as Chair of the Faculty, an elected position in the college's system of shared governance. Currently, she is head of the Art History area in the School of Art + Art History.


Courses taught:
ARH 2050
  Introduction to the History and Principles of Art I
ARH 4310   Early Renaissance Art in Italy
ARH 4312   Late Renaissance Art in Italy
ARH 4331   Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
ARH 4332   The Religious Image in the Renaissance and Reformation
ARH 4370   Early Modern Decorative Arts, 1400-1800
ARH 6394   Renaissance Art Seminar


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