Faculty Profile

Lauren Cross

Lauren Cross

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Design
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

PhD, Texas Woman's University, 2016.
Major: Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies
Degree Specialization: Critical Art Theory/Multicultural Studies, Museum/Curatorial Studies, And Arts Administration/Entrepreneurship
Dissertation Title: WoCA Projects, Building Communities Through Exhibitioning: Curating and Creating Spaces for Women Artists of Color
MFA, Lesley University, 2008.
Major: Visual Arts
Dissertation Title: Questioning Colorism in the African-American Community
BA, Richmond, American International University in London, England, 2004.
Major: Art, Design, and Media

Current Scheduled Teaching*

AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Summer 2021 Syllabus
ART 4570.001, Interdisciplinary Topics in Art, Summer 2021 Syllabus
ART 4450.768, Professional Internship, Summer 2021 Syllabus
ART 5900.001, Special Problems, Summer 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.002, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.700, Professional Internship, Spring 8W2 2021
ART 4450.700, Professional Internship, Spring 2021
ART 4614.001, Art and Business, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.768, Professional Internship, Fall 2020 Syllabus
ART 4570.001, Interdisciplinary Topics in Art, Summer 3W1 2020 SPOT
ART 4450.770, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2020
ART 4450.770, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2020
ART 5900.770, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2020
AEAH 4614.001, Art and Business, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ART 2350.800, Art History Survey I, Spring 3W1 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 3030.503, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ART 4450.700, Professional Internship, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AEAH 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2020 Syllabus
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.768, Professional Internship, Fall 2019 Syllabus
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.770, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2019 Syllabus
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 2360.020, Art History Survey II, Spring 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.002, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.768, Professional Internship, Spring 2019 SPOT
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 3030.503, Computer Applications in the Visual Arts, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.002, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.768, Professional Internship, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4570.001, Interdisciplinary Topics in Art, Summer 3W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5900.770, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2018
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.768, Professional Internship, Spring 2018
AEAH 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4614.026, Art and Business, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1300.020, Art Appreciation for non art majors, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1300.026, Art Appreciation for non art majors, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 2350.020, Art History Survey I, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4614.021, Art and Business, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4813.003, Postmodernism and the Visual Arts 1945 Present, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.700, Professional Internship, Spring 2017
ART 2360.002, Art History Survey II, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4899.001, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Capstone, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4812.004, Modernism and the Visual Arts 1890 1945, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4814.001, Theories of Contemporary Art, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4614.020, Art and Business, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1300.020, Art Appreciation for non art majors, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4813.002, Postmodernism and the Visual Arts 1945 Present, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4813.003, Postmodernism and the Visual Arts 1945 Present, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1300.001, Art Appreciation for non art majors, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1301.003, Honors Art Appreciation, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Cross, L. E. (2013). Mothers-for-natural-hair: The Afro-cyberella’s Social Media Guide to Afrocentric Hai. Mothering and Literacies. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.
Book Review
Cross, L. E. (2019). CRITS: A Student Manual by Terry Barrett. Society for Photographic Education. https://medium.com/exposure-magazine/crits-a-student-manual-by-terry-barrett-de229d2ab318
Catalogue Essay
Cross, L. E. (2021). Curatorial Statement. New Stories, New Futures at Pioneer Tower. N/A(N/A), N/A. Fort Worth: Fort Worth Public Art. https://fwpublicart.org/lauren-cross/
Cross, L. E. (2020). The Right to Herself: Amplifying Diverse Women Artists, the 19th Amendment and the Bridge to the Self. Center for Fine Arts Photography:. https://c4fap.org/exhibitions-blog/right-to-herself#:~:text=The%20Right%20to%20Herself%20exhibition,the%20influence%20of%20women%20of
Cross, L. E. (2020). The Politics of Skin Color in Art: Representations Within Global Art History. 1(2), 7. San Antonio, Texas: Southwest School of Art.
Cross, L. E. (2019). Vicki Meek: A Luta Continua and the Black Radical Tradition. Other. Vicki Meek: 3 Decades of Social Commentary. 1(1), . Houston, Texas: Houston Museum of African American Culture. https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1679457?__r=2149203
Journal Article
Cross, L. E. (2020). You Love Them, but You Don’t Know Them: Recognizing & Welcoming Lived Experiences. Curator: The Museum Journal. NYC, NY: Knology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cura.12390
Cross, L. E. (2020). Artist interviews and revisionist art history: women of African descent, critical practice and methods of rewriting dominant narratives. Journal of Art Historiography. https://arthistoriography.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/cross.pdf
Cross, L. E. (2009).
Cross, L. E. (2009).
Popular Press Article
Cross, L. E. (2009).
Webpage
Cross, L. E. (2021). Juror Statement for Now| Contemporary 2021. N/A(N/A), N/A. Fort Worth: Art Room. https://www.artroomfw.org/current-exhibition/now-contemporary-2021

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Cross, L. E., "Visiting Artist," Sponsored by Center for Creative Connections at the Dallas Museum of Art, International, $1800 Funded. (September 2018 – Present).
Cross, L. E. (Principal), "Guest Curator," Sponsored by Artpace, Regional, $5000 Funded. (July 2020February 2021).
Cross, L. E. (Principal), "IADS Micro-Credential & Pathway," Sponsored by UNT Career Connect, University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (August 25, 2020December 5, 2020).
Cross, L. E., "Juror," Sponsored by Texarkana Regional Council of the Humanities, Local, $1300 Funded. (July 14, 2017).
Cross, L. E., "Guest Speaker/ Teaching Artist," Sponsored by Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, Private, $100 Funded. (April 2017).
Cross, L. E., "Public Art Commission," Sponsored by Fort Worth Public Art, Local, $30000 Funded. (October 2016April 2017).
Cross, L. E., "Ethics Symposium," Sponsored by Arts Counsel Texas, Local, $2000 Funded. (December 1, 2016).
Cross, L. E., "Guest Speaker/ Teaching Artist," Sponsored by Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, Private, $200 Funded. (February 26, 2016).
Fellowship
Cross, L. E. (Principal), "SNAAP Research Fellowship," Sponsored by SNAAP Alumni Project, National, $5000 Funded. (November 2020December 2021).
Grant - Research
Way, J., Cross, L. E. (Co-Principal), "Conversations: Politics Art and North Texas," Sponsored by GVAS CVAD, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20172018).
Way, J., Cross, L. E., "Conversations: Politics Art and North Texas," Sponsored by GVAS CVAD, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (20162017).
Grant - Teaching
Cross, L. E., "Service-Learning and Community Development Grant," Sponsored by UNT Career Connect, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20182019).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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