Jennifer Yamashiro

Jennifer Yamashiro

Senior Lecturer

Director, University Honors Program, Regional Campuses
REN 242 and JHN 233
513-785-3261
yamashjp@MiamiOH.edu

Education

  • PhD and MA, Indiana University
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • BA, St. Olaf College

Jennifer Pearson Yamashiro earned a B.A. in English and Art History from St. Olaf College (1990). As undergraduate, she studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities during her junior year. She received a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1991. She completed her education in Art History at Indiana University with a second master's degree (1994) and a Ph.D. (2002). She worked as a curator of a visual collection at a scientific institute at Indiana University and, subsequently, as Executive Director for a national non-profit art organization. Currently Dr. Yamashiro teaches American art, the history of photography, the Western art history surveys and an integrative seminar at Miami University Hamilton.

Her research areas are 19th and 20th-century American and European art and visual culture. Her current research interests include photography, the relationship between science and art, the material world and fine art, the role of museums and gender studies.