Prof Grace Woods-Puckett
Grace Woods-Puckett, Ph.D., 
Head of College of Arts and Humanities & Assistant Professor of Arts and Humanities
  • Research Consultant on “Degas and Millinery,” exhibition for the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
  • Primary researcher, cataloguer, and curatorial consultant for private collection of African Art
  • Curatorial Consultant and Researcher on “Heroic Africans: Legendary Leaders, Iconic Sculptures,” for the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Robert Lehman Foundation Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • Provost’s Global Research Initiative Fellowship (London), New York University
  • Sheldon Solow Graduate Fellowship and Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
  • Award-winning Lead Teacher and Master Tutor for the Princeton Review

Grace Woods-Puckett’s research specialties include nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and European art and the arts of sub-Saharan Africa. Questions of national identity, performance, myth, and networks inform her current research. Woods-Puckett earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and B.A. in Art History from Smith College.

Woods-Puckett believes curiosity and enthusiasm are two of a student’s most powerful tools; helping her students discover how to activate and harness those powers is one of her great joys. Professor Woods-Puckett teaches the Multimodal Communications Cornerstone, the Arts & Social Change Core Course, and the Decoding the Arts and Literature Concentration Course. She is also the Head of the College of Arts and Humanities.