Lauren Tate

Lauren Tate

Asst Professor - Educator

Assistant Professor-Educator, Art History Program Coordinator

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Art - 0016

Professional Summary

Dr. Lauren Tate received her MA and Ph.D. in Art History from Indiana University, and a BA in Art History from the University of Cincinnati.  Her dissertation, "Pioneering Identity on the Frontier: Slaves, Soldiers, and Settlers in the American West," examines the representation of African Americans in the nineteenth-century North American West. Tate has presented portions of her research at the annual conferences of the College Art Association, the Midwest Art History Society, and the National Council for Black Studies. Dr. Tate teaches numerous courses on the history of art covering topics such as Race and Identity in American Visual Culture, Modern European and American Art, 19th Century Art, Art Appreciation, as well as History of Art: Ancient to Medieval, and History of Art: Renaissance to Modern. She also teaches a class titled Design, Art and the Built Environment, which offers an examination of the disciplines practiced in the College of DAAP. Tate has led a study abroad experience in Paris with the class “Art and Architecture History in the ‘City of Light’.” She has recently developed a new study abroad class "Art and Art History in Florence and Rome."


Ph.D.: Indiana University Bloomington, IN, (Art of the United States, minors in African Art History and American Studies)

Master of Arts: Indiana University Bloomington, IN, (Art History)

Bachelor of Arts: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, (Art History)

Positions and Work Experience

2017 -2019 Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2015 -2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department, Miami University , Oxford, OH

2019 -To Present Assistant Professor-Educator, Art History Program Coordinator, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Contact Information

Phone: 513-556-2962