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  • corralesdiazerErin 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, Chair of the Art and Art History Department, is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. She also teaches Ancient and Classical Art, African Art, Gender in Early Modern Art, the Senior Capstone in Art History, First Year Humanities seminars, and Community Engagement in the Arts. She recently has taught interims abroad in Greece and Rome. She was co-founder of the Gender Studies Program at Wofford. Her current research interests include the 16th century artist and art theorist Giorgio Vasari, intersections between early modern medicine and art, and landscape theory. She is currently co-editing Art and the Verdant Earth, a volume of essays on the concept of green in Renaissance art, which will be published by Amsterdam University Press in the spring of 2018 (co-editors: April Oettinger and Leopoldine Prosperetti). Her other recent scholarship includes: Naturalism and Antiquity in VasariVerzure," to be published in Art and the Verdant Earth“Masaccio, Andrea del Sarto, and Il Lasca: The Sausage School of Florence,” in Source: Notes in the History of Art, Spring/Summer 2017; “Source and Meanings: Bronzino’s Wandering Eye,” in Source, Winter 2016; and, in 2015, a book review: "Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence,” eds. Gretchen A. Hirschauer and Dennis Geronimus, Ashgate/ Lund Humpheries. Along with Curator Youmi Efurd, Dr. Goodchild recently curated the photography exhibition Delano and Lange in Spartanburg."
    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 nineteenth-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 nineteenth-century painting has produced articles on Van Gogh, Corot, Whistler, and Redon, and a book, The Arts Entwined: Music and Painting in the Nineteenth Century. He has been invited to speak in Lucca, Italy, in November 2018 on this research interest. An avid hiker, backpacker, and cultural traveler, Professor Schmunk frequently exhibits his creative work in photography. He has exhibited abstract photographs coupled with haiku by Wofford English professor Deno Trakas and will present a show of photographs on the theme of music at the Spartanburg Art Museum in May of 2018. Schmunk has led Wofford students on twenty travel-study projects during the January Interim term, most recently to the Mediterranean islands of Sicily, Sardinia, and Malta. His photography website may be found at cultureandlandscape.com.