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Lisa DeLeonardis

LISA DeLEONARDIS joined the History of Art faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2004 as associate curator and lecturer. She is the inaugural Austen-Stokes Professor in the Art of the Ancient Americas. Dr. DeLeonardis graduated suma cum laude from Goucher College before going on to earn her master’s and doctoral degrees from Catholic University. Prior to her position at Hopkins, she coordinated and served on the editorial board of the Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530-1900 (2008) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

Since her arrival at Johns Hopkins, Dr. DeLeonardis has developed the ancient Americas core curriculum, directed the annual Distinguished Lecture in Art of the Ancient Americas, and served on the board of the Latin American Studies and Archaeology Programs. In collaboration with the Baltimore Museum of Art, she completed a joint appointment as associate curator. She has also consulted to the Walters Art Museum. Her current areas of interest are the history of art and archaeology of the ancient Americas, particularly Peru.