Associate Professor of Art History and Humanities
Office: JOH 124
Phone: (231) 591-2776
Rachel Foulk received her Ph.D. in Art History from Emory University, specializing in ancient Greek and Roman art. Interested in the social and political implications of ancient art, Foulk is currently at work on a book project entitled Politics of Place: Landscape Painting in Ancient Rome. By analyzing the iconography, style, and contexts of Roman landscape paintings, she explores how the representation of place expressed the power of imperial and elite patrons in the Roman Empire. Foulk is a recipient of a Faculty Research Fellowship for an article project entitled A Walk through the Seasons: The Esquiline Landscape Calendar and the Representation of Time in Imperial Rome.
Dr. Foulk teaches a wide range of Art History and Humanities courses at Ferris, and her teaching reflects an interdisciplinary approach. She aims to enhance Ferris students’ educational experience by helping them to appreciate art as a powerful form of human expression that communicates our values and ideals. She serves as advisor for the Art History minor and also supervises undergraduate research projects in Art History.
Employed at Ferris since 2011