Rand Carter earned a doctorate from Princeton. He received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Coutauld Institute of the University of London, where he researched his doctoral dissertation. He wrote a book about Karl Friedrich Schinkel and has written three guidebooks in the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica series. He is a contributor to the Grove Dictionary of Art and the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects. Carter is working on a book, A Potsdam Idyll: Karl Friedrich Schinkel's Summer Retreats for the Prussian Royal Princes.
Liam Considine received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in 2012. Since then he has had a post-doctoral fellowship at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, N.M., and taught at various colleges and universities in New York City. His research is centered on the impact of American art in France during the 1960s and on changing approaches to realism during that period. Liam is also active as a critic and curator of contemporary art. Originally from Los Angeles, he has lived primarily in New York City since attending NYU as an undergraduate.
Steve Goldberg, who earned a doctorate from the University of Michigan, specializes in the history of Chinese art. Since the early ’90s, he has participated as instructor and director of summer institutes and conferences of the Asian Studies Development Program. Goldberg's research interests include globalization and the “transcultural imagination” and a cognitive approach to the study of Chinese calligraphy. He has published numerous articles and chapters on Chinese art and philosophy, with a particular interest in calligraphy.
Named an Academy Scholar by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in 2012, Scott MacDonald is the author of 15 books, including A Critical Cinema: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers (5 volumes), and has done numerous essays and interviews. His newest books are American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn (essays) and Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema (interviews). He has curated and presented film events for the Museum of Modern Art, the Harvard Film Archive, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley and elsewhere. MacDonald received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida.
John McEnroe teaches courses in classical art, Renaissance art, medieval art and critical theory. His most recent book is Architecture of Minoan Crete (University of Texas Press, 2010). McEnroe combines academic research in Athens with archaeological fieldwork in Crete. Before coming to Hamilton, McEnroe worked as a field archaeologist in Greece and taught art history at Indiana University and the University of Virginia.
Deborah Pokinski earned a Ph.D. in modern art history from Cornell University. Her research interests include the history of American architecture, especially the late 19th century; history of turn-of-the-century American painting; and women in art. Pokinski is working on a study of the images of women in the work of turn-of-the-century American artist William McGregor Paxton. She wrote The Development of the American Modern Style, among with other works. Pokinski curated two exhibitions at the Emerson Gallery in collaboration with art history majors and curated "Sculpture Space Inside Outside," sponsored by the Emerson.