New Face

Joseph L. Underwood

Assistant Professor of Art History
School of Art
Kent Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I’m responsible for teaching the visual art made by Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora. My research also looks at how African artists have helped shaped modern and contemporary art between the 1960s and the present.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 2017

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

Stonybrook University and Skidmore College

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The warmth of my colleagues and the updated facilities. 

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

The way that Kent is re-envisioning itself as a national leader in research.

RESIDES IN:

Kent, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Lexington, Ky. 

EDUCATION:

B.A. from Transylvania University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook University

HOBBIES:

Family, faith and fitness—that’s holistic wellness!