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About Leslie Ross

Dr. Ross received her Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, her M.A. degree from the University of California at Davis, and her B.A. degree from Dominican College of San Rafael.  She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Graves Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities, awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Kress Foundation and Fulbright Commission.  She joined the faculty at Dominican in 1985 and has served as Program Chair for Art History since 1987.  Dr. Ross offers numerous courses in Art History on the undergraduate level and also graduate seminars in Dominican’s M.A. Program in Humanities. A recognized scholar, her publications include six books to date on medieval art, the art and architecture of the world’s religions, and the relationship of texts and images in art. In addition to teaching and research, her interests include surface pattern and textile design; she completed advanced studies/certification at the California School of Professional Fabric Design in 2015 and continues to apply these skills in her own design work.

Positions

2000 Present Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Art, Art History and Design
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19941999 Professor, Dominican College ‐ Department of Art History
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19851994 Assistant Professor, Dominican College ‐ Department of Art History
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19821984 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara
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19821983 Teaching Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
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June 1982September 1982 Summer Intern/Staff Lecturer, National Gallery of Art ‐ Education Department
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19791981 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis
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Honors and Awards

  • Graduation summa cum laude, Dominican College, June 1978
  • Graduate Research Grant, U.C. Davis, June 1980
  • University Graduate Fellowship, U.C. Santa Barbara, September 1982
  • Humanities Graduate Research Grant, U.C. Santa Barbara, May 1983
  • Scholarship, University of Warwick Summer School, England, May 1983
  • Kress Foundation grants-in-aid, U.C. Santa Barbara, March 1984 and April 1983
  • Art Affiliates Awards, U.C. Santa Barbara, March 1984, April 1983, and June 1982
  • Fulbright Full Grant to United Kingdom for dissertation research, affiliation with Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 1984 -1985
  • Kress Foundation Graduate Research Grant, 1985
  • Research grant for summer travel, 1986
  • Member of the Humanities Cooperative Research Center, Dominican College, 6/1986 - 1988
  • Participant in 8-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers: Liturgy and Hagiography in the Western Middle Ages, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C, 1998
  • Graves Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities, 1989
  • Irvine Presidential Fellow, Dominican College, 1990 - 1992
  • Sabbatical, 1995
  • Ten Year Service Award, Dominican College, 1996
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Dominican College, 1996
  • Participant in 4-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College Teachers: Islamic History and Cultures, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1996
  • Dominican College Faculty Development Grants, 1993 - 1998
  • Dominican College Faculty Development Grants, 2000
  • Fifteen Year Service Award, Dominican University, 2001
  • Dominican University Faculty Disciplinary Research Grant, 2001
  • Dominican University Faculty Disciplinary Research Grant, 2003
  • Sabbatical, Spring 2003
  • Dominican University Faculty Disciplinary Research Grant, 2004
  • Dominican University Faculty Disciplinary Research Grant, 2005-2006
  • Twenty Year Service Award, Dominican University, 2006
  • Dominican University Faculty Disciplinary Research Grant, 2008
  • Sabbatical, Spring 2011
  • Twenty-Five Year Service Award, Dominican University, 2011
  • Thirty Year Service Award, Dominican University, 2015

Courses

  • Graduate Humanities Culminating Project Workshop
  • Structures of Faith
  • History of Gardens and Landscape Design
  • Byzantium--Constantinople--Istanbul: A City Across Time
  • Romanesque and Gothic Art

Education

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19811987 Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Medieval Art History
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19781981 M.A., University of California, Davis ‐ Medieval Art History
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19741978 B.A., Summa cum laude, Dominican College ‐ Art History
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Contact Information

Leslie Ross
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415-485-3261

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Books and Book Contributions (11)

Articles (4)

Book Reviews (1)

Interviews With (1)

Thesis and Dissertation (2)

Curated Exhibits (6)