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Dr. Cline is Professor of Art History at Illinois State University. From 2020-22, she was the inaugural Ken Holder Endowed Professor of Art.

She is currently the area coordinator for Art History in the School of Art and the Student Program Advisor for the U.S. Fulbright Program. Dr. Cline is the co-founder and co-director of the ISU in Italy: Orvieto study abroad program, as well as the Valle Gianni archaeological field school and research project.

Cline earned her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin in Roman Art and Architecture in 2013. Cline was a Fulbright scholar to Italy in 2007 and has taught American students in Italy with the University of Georgia, the University of Texas, and Southern Methodist University. Before coming to ISU, Dr. Cline worked at Yale University Art Gallery (Coins and Medals) and the University of Florida (Art History). Her background in archaeology includes participation in projects at Ostia Antica (near Rome), Monte Polizzo (Sicily), Chersonesos (Crimea), and Oplontis (near Pompeii).

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