185, Crisp Museum, River Campus
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
vary each semester
Dr. Joni M. Hand is Professor of Art History. Her research concerns late medieval manuscripts in Northern Europe and female patronage. She has written several catalog entries for manuscripts in the Charles Luce Harrison Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Kent Library and has been active in the formation of a teaching collection composed of medieval manuscript fragments and objects.

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.

Awards and Honors

  • 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

Professional Organizations

International Center for Medieval Art