Professor of Art History
Melissa Dabakis teaches American and modern European art history, serves as a member of the American studies faculty and currently chairs the Department of Art History. She is the founding director of the Kenyon-Rome Program. She is the author of "Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935" (Cambridge University Press, 1999, paperback and digital editions, 2011) and, more recently, "A Sisterhood of Sculptors: American Artists in Nineteenth-Century Rome" (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014, paperback edition 2015).
Professor Emerita of Art
Karen Snouffer’s artwork concentrates on installation and multi-media processes. She explores themes related to identity, history and place and their intersections in studio practices. National and regional venues that have exhibited her work include: Art Center South Florida, Miami; The Work Space, New York; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati; Hammond-Harkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, Indiana; Poor Dog Space, Los Angeles; Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis; and international venues are La Médiathèque, Epernay, France; and Gallerie Cardo, Reims, France.