Tuesday February 23, 2010

Crum named to College Art Association Board

Art history professor Roger Crum has been named to the board of directors of the College Art Association.

Roger Crum, professor of art history for the University of Dayton, has been selected to serve a four-year term on the College Art Association's board of directors.

The College Art Association is an international organization that promotes the creation, interpretation and teaching of the visual arts. Founded in 1911, it includes more than 14,000 visual arts professionals and 2,000 university art and art history departments, museums, libraries and other organizations.

Crum also serves as liaison for global and intercultural initiatives for the University's College of Arts and Sciences, has directed numerous education award programs in Italy and has held the Graul Chair of Arts and Languages. He specializes in the art of Renaissance Florence and modern Italy and has been with the University for 19 years.  

Crum is a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award of the University's College of Arts and Sciences. He is a former member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

An Oakwood Ohio, resident, Crum is active in a variety of civic and educational projects. He is married to Robin Crum, a fellow art historian, and together they have two children, Raphael and Ilaria.