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Cultural Arts Center 046

MOST RECENT/NOTABLE PUBLISHED WORK

"Bound for the Midwest: Medieval and Early Modern Religious Manuscripts in the Charles Luce Harrison Collection, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University" (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017) Suffering for Salvation, ed. (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming)

WHAT AREA DO YOU TEACH?

Art History

EDUCATION/DEGREE(S)

BA in Graphic Design from Kent State University, Kent Ohio
MA in Painting from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
MA in Art History, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, New York
PhD in Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, New York
Dissertation Title: “Female Book Owners in the Valois Courts, 1350-1550: Devotional Manuscripts as Vehicles for Self-Definition”

CREDENTIALS/CAREER PATH

Dr. Joni M. Hand is currently Associate Professor of Art History at Southeast Missouri State University. Her research concerns late medieval manuscripts in Northern Europe and female patronage. She is author of the books "Bound for the Midwest: Medieval and Early Modern Religious Manuscripts in the Charles Luce Harrison Collection, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University" (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017) and "Women, Manuscripts, and Identity in Northern Europe, 1350-1550" (Ashgate, 2013).

Dr. Hand is also a practicing artist working in mixed media, oils, and graphite. Her current work explores physical and metaphysical journeys. She leads the viewer on these pilgrimages through the objects, images, or drawings she incorporates into each piece. The destination of each trip is different for each viewer and for each time the work is viewed. She lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri with her husband Kevin.

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

"Bound for the Midwest: Medieval and Early Modern Religious Manuscripts in the Charles Luce Harrison Collection, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University" (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017)
"Women, Manuscripts, and Identity in Northern Europe, 1350-1550" (Ashgate, 2013)
"Suffering for Salvation", ed. (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming)

AWARD/HONOR/RECOGNITION

2017 Received the Honors Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Creative Activity from the College of Liberal Arts
2019 Received the Honors Award for Outstanding Service from the Holland College of Arts and Media
2020 Received the Provost's Award for Promoting Engaged Learning

ORGANIZATION WITH WHICH YOU ARE INVOLVED

Art Guild
Student Solo Exhibition Coordinator at Catapult Creative House
Co-Coordinator of the Gallery at Catapult Creative House
Faculty advisor for the Pop Up Shop at Catapult Creative House
Organizer of After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture, a monthly lecture series at Catapult Creative House