Gustav Medicus attended Earlham College for his undergraduate BA, studying Art History and Biology. He received his Master’s and Ph.D. at Indiana University, studying Italian Renaissance art under Professor Bruce Cole. Currently an Associate Professor, Dr. Medicus has published largely on the sixteenth century Sienese artist, Domenico Beccafumi. A number of studies on Sienese culture and its connection to Florentine artists are coming out, and Professor Medicus is currently working on a study of art and innovation in the Sienese Renaissance. Professor Medicus has received recognition for his teaching at Kent State University, including the highest award in this category offered by the University, the Distinguished Teaching Award, in 2002. Professor Medicus regularly offers courses at the Kent campus in Early Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Venetian Renaissance, and Baroque Art in Europe. In addition, Professor Medicus runs a very popular five week Art and Culture in Italy program every summer, based in Florence, which gives first hand, direct experience of ancient through Baroque European art.