Faculty & Staff

Dr. Cook teaches a variety of art history courses and directs the Truman State University Art Gallery. Her courses include ART 326 Contemporary Art, ART 325 Modern Art, ART 224 Non-Western Art, and ART 428 Global Modernisms, as well as courses for upper-level art history majors including ART 429 Historical Methods and ART 437 Senior Thesis. 

She completed her PhD in the history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the modern art, architecture, and design of Central and Eastern Europe, and the relationship between nationalism and art. Focusing on the work of Croatian-American artist Maksimilijan Vanka, her dissertation explored how objects and images related to Croatian folk culture were used to imagine a variety of competing identities in early twentieth-century Yugoslavia.