Principal Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington
Italian Renaissance Art
Sheri Shaneyfelt (Centre College, B.S.; Vanderbilt University, M.A.; Indiana University at Bloomington, Ph.D.) specializes in Italian Renaissance Art. She also teaches courses in Northern European Renaissance and in Western European Baroque Art at Vanderbilt and is the recipient of three teaching awards: the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching for Vanderbilt University, the Harriet S. Gilliam teaching award for the College of Arts and Science, and a Covid-19 innovative teaching award from the College of Arts and Science. Her research has been published in The Art Bulletin, The Burlington Magazine, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, and in Studying and Conserving Paintings, a joint publication of the Kress Foundation and the Institute for Fine Arts Conservation Center at NYU. Dr. Shaneyfelt's research and publication emphasis will continue to focus on Renaissance Umbria, particularly the school of Pietro Perugino and painting and workshop practices in the later fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. She has recently completed a book-length manuscript, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, regarding Perugino and the early Raphael, Giannicola di Paolo, Berto di Giovanni, Eusebio da San Giorgio, and Domenico Alfani.