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Dr. Heidi J. Hornik, Professor of Art History, came to Baylor in 1990 after receiving her B.A. from Cornell University and M.A and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Hornik was selected a Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University. She has received recognition at Baylor for both teaching and publication in her field. Dr. Hornik was named the 2015 Outstanding Mentor of the Year for Research, a recognition awarded by the Undergraduate Research Scholarly Achievement office of Baylor. Dr. Hornik has directed eight undergraduate (7 honors, 1 departmental) theses of which one was published and served on seven dissertation and masters committees.

Her most recent book, Michele Tosini and the Ghirlandaio Workshop in Cinquecento Florence, is the first biography on the artist. Her work on Tosini has been published internationally and translated into Italian and German. In addition to Tosini, Hornik, with Mikeal C. Parsons, has co-authored four interdisciplinary books on art and theology and co-edited one book. 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). Their fourth book, The Acts of the Apostles Through the Centuries. Blackwell-Wiley Reception History Commentary on the Bible will be published in 2016. Her current book project, The Art of Christian Reflection, is under contract with Baylor University Press.

Dr. Hornik undertakes research in the archives, libraries and museums in Florence, Italy, each summer and has lectured in Naples, Florence, Rome, Frankfurt, Cambridge, and Oxford as well as throughout the United States. Recently, Dr. Hornik agreed to serve as Senior Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion and the Arts in the West Since 1500, part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Art (Oxford University Press). She is on the editorial advisory board for the Oxford University Press series The Apocrypha in the History of Interpretation and is Art Editor for La Bibbia e Le Donne (Women and the Bible. A Exegesis and Cultural History), a twenty-volume series published in four languages and based in Naples, Italy at the Fondazione Valerio. She serves as Secretary 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 is currently a member of the University Tenure Committee and has served on the University Research Committee and as the Chair of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching for six years.

Dr. Hornik teaches advanced art history courses in the areas of Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, and Art History Methods and Theory as well as the Survey of Western Art. She enjoys doing triathlons and visiting her son and extended family in the Northeast.

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

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