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FACULTY & STAFF: Heidi J. Hornik, PhD

Heidi J. Hornik, PhD, Professor of Art History
Area: Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art History
o: FAC151, Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center
p: 254.710.4548
e: Heidi_Hornik@baylor.edu


Dr. Heidi J. Hornik, Professor of Art History, came to Baylor in 1990 from New York. She has received recognition at Baylor for both teaching and publication in her field. Dr. Hornik has received numerous grants, residencies and fellowships to support her scholarly activities, including four books and numerous peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals and volumes. She has also presented lectures in the US, England and Italy. She has recently completed a three-volume interdisciplinary project that combined art and theology with Dr. Mikeal C. Parsons, Professor of Religion at Baylor. The books are entitled Illuminating Luke. The Infancy Narrative in Italian Renaissance Painting, Vol. 1; Illuminating Luke:The Public Ministry of Christ in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Painting, Vol. 2 ; Illuminating Luke: The Passion and Resurrection Narratives in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Painting, Vol. 3 (all T&T Clark International). Hornik and Parsons are also editors of the volume, Interpreting Christian Art (Mercer University Press, 2004).

Years of study of Michele Tosini (1503-1577), a Florentine Mannerist painter, culminated in the 2009 publication of Michele Tosini. The Ghirlandaio Workshop in Cinquecento Florence (Sussex Academic Press). Her current book project, Acts Through the Centuries, (to be published by Blackwell-Wiley) is being co-authored with Mikeal C. Parsons. The volume is part of the Blackwell Bible Commentaries and will appear in 2013. See http:bbibcomm.net

Dr. Hornik undertakes research in the archives, libraries and museums in Florence, Italy, each summer. She serves as Treasurer and an executive board member of the Midwest Art History Society and co-chair of the Section on the Bible and Visual Art of the Society of Biblical Literature.

At Baylor, Dr. Hornik serves on the University Research Committee and served, for six years, as the Chair of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the largest and most prestigious teaching award in the English-speaking world. See www.baylor.edu/cherry_awards.

PhD, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Pennsylvania State University
BA, Cornell University

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