Associate Professor of Art History
B.A., The University of the South; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., City University of New York
Mishoe Brennecke received a B.A. in Art History and English from the University of the South. She earned an M.A. in Art History at Columbia University in the City of New York and Ph.D. in Art History from the City University of New York. She teaches courses in American Art, nineteenth century European art, and British art, as well as the survey of Western Art I and II. She is also a long-time member of the Humanities Program faculty. Professor Brennecke is the Sewanee representative for European Studies, an interdisciplinary study abroad program sponsored jointly by Sewanee and Rhodes College.
On sabbatical during the Easter semester of 2011, Professor Brennecke began research on the German-American artist Johannes Adam Oertel (1823-1909), who gave a large collection of his works to the University of the South. She will present her initial finding on Oertel and his long association with the University in two upcoming lectures. In November of 2011, she will present a paper on Oertel at the Southeastern College Art Association conference in Savannah, GA, and on January 25, 2012, she will deliver a public lecture on the artist as part of the Distinguished Professor Series at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.