Dr. Lea Cline
Dr. Cline is an Associate Professor in the School of Art, Affiliate Faculty
of Women’s and Gender Studies. She is currently the area coordinator for
Art History and the Student Program Adviser for the U.S. Student Fulbright program. Dr. Cline is also a co-founder and Assistant Director of the European Studies program.
She earned her doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin in Ancient Art and Architecture. An
active archaeologist, Dr. Cline's research has focused on the artistic
commemoration of the Roman emperors and the use of decorative, imitative
surfaces in Roman imperial period houses and villas, especially pavements discovered in the
Imperial villa (“Villa A” of Poppea) at Oplontis, near Pompeii in the
Bay of Naples. She, along with Dr. Nathan Elkins (Baylor University), is currently at work on the Oxford Handbook of Roman Imagery and Iconography (expected in December 2019).