Glenn Gunhouse joined the faculty of the School of Art and Design in the fall of 2001. He had been teaching as a visiting lecturer since the fall of 1999.
Dr. Gunhouse is a historian of Medieval Art specializing in Italian Romanesque mural painting, Early Christian art and architecture, and Northern Renaissance manuscript illumination. He received his Ph.D. in Art History from the Johns Hopkins University in 1992, an M.A. in Art History from Johns Hopkins in 1983, and a B.A. in Art History and Studio Fine Art from the University of Toronto in 1981.
Before joining the G.S.U. faculty, he taught as a visiting lecturer at the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Southern California, U.C.L.A., and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. From 1990-1997 he was an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
His research has focussed on the art of Rome and Montecassino during the 11th and 12th centuries, with particular emphasis on the fresco decoration of the church Sant’Angelo in Formis. He has also curated exhibitions of illuminated manuscripts, and produced on-line research tools for the study of Psalters, Books of Hours, and medieval calendars.
Dr. Gunhouse teaches lecture courses on the art of Ancient Rome and Medieval Europe, and seminars on Pictorial Narrative, Icons and Iconoclasm, Church Decoration, and Manuscript Illumination.
In addition, he is involved in adapting new technologies to the needs of teachers and researchers in the field of Art History. In the School of Art and Design, he is responsible for creating and maintaining various web pages and for assisting faculty in using new technologies in support of their teaching and research.