Faculty Profile

Neville McFerrin

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

    

Education

PhD, University of Michigan, 2015.
Major: Classical Art and Archaeology
Dissertation Title: The Art of Power: Ambiguity, Adornment, and the Performance of Social Position in the Pompeian House
BA, Oberlin College, 2008.
Major: Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Archaeological Studies
Dissertation Title: Tria Cordia: Negotiations of Identity in Republican Samnium

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ARTH 4802.001, Art of Ancient Greece, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ART 5900.601, Special Problems, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ARTH 4801.001, Topics in Art History, Fall 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 4801.001, Topics in Art History, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5801.002, Topics in Art History, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5801.602, Topics in Art History, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ART 2350.020, Art History Survey I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 2350.026, Art History Survey I, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4803.001, Art of Ancient Rome, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4801.002, Topics in Art History, Fall 2020 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
McFerrin, N. (2019). The Tangible Self: Embodiment, Agency, and the Functions of Adornment in Achaemenid Persia. Fashioned Selves: Dress and Identity in Antiquity. 231-246. London: Oxbow.
McFerrin, N. (2017). Fabrics of Inclusion: Deep Wearing and the Potentials of Materiality on the Apadana Reliefs. What Shall I Say of Clothes? Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity.. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture III., 143-159. Boston, MA: Archaeological Institute of America.
Conference Proceeding
McFerrin, N. (2015). Flirting with Uncertainty: Mutability, Metamorphosis, and Fashionability in the Greco-Roman Imagination. Shapeshifting: Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design. 1-15. Auckland: University of Auckland. https://core.ac.uk/reader/56365030
Journal Article
McFerrin, N. (2019). Masks, Mirrors, and Mediated Perception: Reflective Viewing in the House of the Gilded Cupids. Arts 2019, 8. (Special Issue on Ancient Mediterranean Painting, Volume 2), 1-17. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/8/3/83
McFerrin, N. (2014). Excavations at Acquachiara (Atessa), 2002-2009. Quaderni di Archeologia d'Abruzzo: Notizario della Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Abruzzo. (3), 143-159. Sesto Fiorentino: All'Insegna del Giglio. https://www.insegnadelgiglio.it/prodotto/quaderni-di-archeologia-dabruzzo-32011/
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Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • 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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