Elisha Ann Dumser
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Art History
Elisha Dumser teaches pre-20th century art history courses, and is the area coordinator for art history. Her research focuses on Roman art and architecture, especially in the Late Roman Empire. Her publications include Mapping Augustan Rome (2002, reprinted 2008), entries for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Classical Greece and Rome, and a chapter on the urban topography of Rome for The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2014). Currently, she is writing a monograph on the architectural patronage of Maxentius (306-312 CE) and articles on the reuse of carved marbles in late Roman architectural practice. She has presented papers and chaired sessions at annual meetings of the Archaeological Institute of America, Society for Architectural Historians, Midwest Art History Society and College Art Association. She serves on the board of the Cleveland Archaeological Society. The image is a detail of Victory from the Boboli bases, sculpted pedestals that were originally part of the Arcus Novus, a tetrarchal honorific arch in Rome that figures in Dr. Dumser’s research.
Updated: November 2014.
Ph.D. – The University of Pennsylvania, 2005
M.A. – Case Western Reserve University, 1996 B.A. – The Ohio State University, 1994, Art History and Photography, summa cum laude with honors in the Liberal Arts