Chatham University

Visual Arts Faculty and Staff

Elisabeth Roark Ph.D.

roark@chatham.edu
Associate Professor of Art

Hometown : Paoli, PA
Joined Chatham : 1996

Academic Areas of Interest

American Painting and Sculpture, Colonial-1900, Portraiture and Self-Portraiture, 1400-present, American and Italian Cemeteries and Cemetery Sculpture, Artist in Society, 1400-present, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, Museum Education

Personal Areas of Interest

Reading, Biking, Theatre, Music, visiting cemeteries and museums

Biography

Elisabeth (Beth) Roark coordinates the programs in Art History and Art Museum Studies, and also works with many Arts Management students. She is actively involved with the Chatham University Art Gallery, and keeps track of Chatham's permanent art collection, including over 600 works in the Cheryl Olkes Collection of African Art.

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