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  • Erin R. Corrales-DiazErin R. Corrales-Diaz, Visiting Scholar
    B.A., University of Washington, Seattle
    M.A., Williams College
    Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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    Erin R. Corrales-Diaz is the curator of the Johnson Collection in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art with particular emphasis on art of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, African American art, and art of the American South. Corrales-Diaz earned a Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds an M.A. in art history from Williams College and a B.A. in art history from the University of Washington in Seattle.

    David S. EfurdDavid S. Efurd, Associate Professor
    B.F.A., Cornell University
    M.A., University of Georgia
    Ph.D., Ohio State University
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    Dr. Efurd teaches courses on Asian art and Western art. He holds a B.F.A. degree from Cornell University, an M.A. in art history from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in history of art from the Ohio State University. With South Asia as his field of specialty, Efurd studies early Buddhist monasteries carved directly into the stone cliffs of western India. His research encompasses the interaction of peoples in the ancient western Deccan and the resulting artistic and architectural forms hewn from the living rock. A recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Award, Efurd has lived in India and traveled to many of the archaeological sites he teaches in his classes. His training in the arts informs his understanding of both ancient and contemporary artistic techniques.
    Karen H. GoodchildKaren H. Goodchild, Professor and Chair
    B.A., University of Georgia
    M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
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    Dr. Goodchild is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. She also teaches courses in classical art, African art, and on the topic of gender and art. Her current research interests include the 16th century artist and art theorist Giorgio Vasari, intersections between early modern medicine and art, and landscape theory. Forthcoming articles include “Bizarre Painters and Bohemian Poets: Poetic Imitation and Artistic Rivalry in Vasari's Biography of Piero di Cosimo" (in the Ashgate compendium on Vasari, ed. David Cast) and “A Hand More Practiced and Sure: The History of Landscape Painting in Giorgio Vasari’s Lives of the Artists(in the journal Artibus et Historiae).  She also is the director of the Gender Studies Program at Wofford.
    Peter L. SchmunkPeter L. Schmunk, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Garrison Professor of the Humanities
    B.Mus., University of Washington
    M.Mus., Ph.D., Ohio University
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    Dr. Schmunk teaches courses on 19th century, Baroque, and Medieval art, as well as the history of architecture. He holds B.A. and B.Mus. degrees from the University of Washington and the M.Mus. and Ph.D. in comparative arts from Ohio University. His interdisciplinary research on the influence of musical culture on 19th century painting has produced several articles and a book, "The Arts Entwined: Music and Painting in the Nineteenth Century." He is an avid hiker, backpacker, cultural traveler, and photographer. His photographs on architectural subjects have been exhibited at Mercer University and the Spartanburg Art Museum. Schmunk has led Wofford students on 16 travel-study projects during the January Interim term, most recently to France and Spain where participants walked 60 miles on the Medieval pilgrimage route known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.