PhD and MA, Cornell University
BA, Brigham Young University
Ann Barrott Wicks received a B.A. in Humanities from Brigham Young University in 1975, her M.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University in 1977, and her Ph.D. in Oriental Art History from Cornell University in 1982. She joined the art history faculty at Miami University in 1983. In 1992 she was Visiting Professor at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. She was Visiting Summer Professor at the University of Seoul, South Korea in 2009 and 2010.
Dr. Wicks specializes in the history of Chinese painting and has brought several painters from China to Miami University for lectures and exhibitions. She has published books and articles about both traditional and contemporary Chinese painting. Her book publications include Children in Chinese Art, University of Hawaii Press, 2002; Painting Paradise: The Art of Ting Shao Kuang,San Francisco: China Books and Periodicals, 1998; and Huihua Tiantang: Ding Shaoguang de yishu [Paintings of Paradise: the Art of Ting Shao Kuang], Beijing: People's Publishing House, 1994.
Professor Wicks has lived five years in Asia. She speaks fluent Chinese and has traveled extensively in China for research. At Miami University she teaches courses that include the art, religion and culture of India, China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.