Associate Professor | Art History
PhD, Emory University
BA, Duke University
Diana McClintock has a Ph.D. in Art History from Emory University (1998). Before joining the faculty at Kennesaw State University (2006) she was an Associate Professor of Art History at the Atlanta College of Art (1997-2006), and before that she taught at Emory, and at several colleges and Chapman University in Southern California. Prior to entering academia she was Curator of Education at Laguna Art Museum (Orange County, CA), and a museum educator at the Municipal Art Gallery (Barnsdall Art Park) in Los Angeles, experiences that inform her approach to her discipline today. Her focus is interdisciplinary 'Engaged Scholarship' that brings her work down from its ivory tower to integrate scholarly activity with community involvement. She has developed several Service Learning projects to provide active learning experiences and hands-on application of academic concepts to real-life situations for her students.
McClintock's current research interests include the examination of changes to art criticism and critical writing in in today's digital culture, and the continued investigation of artistic practice traditionally categorized as "folk" or "outsider" art. Both projects involve rethinking standard approaches and methodologies to understanding art. She also reviews for Art Papers and writes for artsATL.com.