Dr. Karen Goodchild
Chapman Family Professor of Humanities (Art History) and Chair
B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Karen Hope Goodchild is Chapman Professor and Chair of Art and Art History at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She has recently published articles on landscape theory, Giorgio Vasari, Piero di Cosimo, and Agnolo Bronzino, and her research has appeared in scholarly journals including Artibus et Historiae and Source, as well as in the Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari (2016). She co-edited the volume Green Worlds in Early Modern Italy: Art and the Verdant Earth (Amsterdam University Press, 2019), which includes her essay “Naturalism and Antiquity, Redefined, in Vasari’s Verzure.” Her current work intersects with landscape and art theory, artist biography, literature, and gender. Goodchild teaches courses in Ancient and Classical art, Renaissance art, Gender in the Early Modern Period, surveys of African Art and pre-modern western art, and practice-based courses involving community engagement in the arts.