Education1990 Rhodes College, B.A.
1998 Emory University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtModern Art History
Philosophy of Art
Renaissance Art History
Gateways and Pathways college transition courses
Career SpecialtiesCatherine Chastain-Elliott, associate dean for the Baccalaureate Experience, publishes, presents and curates in the area of art history from 1945 to present, with a special focus on women artists and issues. She is a recipient of the Emory University Doctoral Fellowship and has held two Smithsonian Institution Research Fellowships—one funded by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the other by the Archives of American Art. Chastain-Elliott juries competitive art exhibitions and also practices art as a landscape painter.
Chastain-Elliott counts general education programmatic design and assessment and college transition issues as career specialties as well. She recently co-authored College Orientation (Pearson Higher Ed, 2014), and published, "To Cut College Cost, Finish on Time,” in the Tampa Bay Times (May 15, 2013).
Chastain-Elliott is the 2009 winner of The University of Tampa College of Arts and Letters Faculty Service Award.
Professional and Community Activities:Chastain-Elliott is a member of the American Associate of Colleges and Universities, the College Art Association and the Southeastern College Art Conference. Locally, she belongs to Chiselers Inc, a preservation and fundraising society for Tampa’s and The University of Tampa’s historic Plant Hall, and to Las Damas de Arte, a visual arts fundraising and networking group.