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Associate Professor


Teresa Pac, Ph.D., is an interdisciplinary art historian trained in medieval art history. Her work focuses on comparative studies of art and urban places as expressions of common culture and identity formation.

Classes Taught

  • ART 1153 Global Art and Visual Culture I
  • ART 2403 Global Art and Visual Culture II
  • ART 3513 Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
  • ART 4343 Multicultural Art
  • ART 3543 Art of the Americas
  • ART 4233 Central African Art
  • ART 3573 Islamic Art and Architecture
  • ART 4383 Methods and Theory in Art History
  • ART 4013 Global Approach to Socialist Art and Architecture
  • ART 3533 Architecture and Urban Space
  • ART 4143 History of Museum Practices
  • ART 3553 Art of Asia
  • ART 4223 West African Art
  • ART 1153 Global Art and Visual Culture I - Online
  • Art Appreciation-Online
  • ART 4910 Political Art 
  • ART 4910 Sex, Art, and Architecture

Education and Certifications

Ph.D., Art History, 2005

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton UniversityBinghamton, NY 
Dissertation: “Churches at the Edge: A Comparative Study of Christianization Processes Along the Baltic Shore: Gdańsk and Novgorod”( supervised by Professor Charles Burroughs)

M.A., Art History, 1996

School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter CollegeNew York, NY
Thesis: “To What Extent Did Stained Glass Windows Express the Philosophical Concept of God As Light in the Middle Ages?”

B.F.A., Restoration, 1993, magna cum laude

A.F.A. ,Interior Design,1991
The School of Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

Honors and Awards

  • Vanderford Faculty Engagement Award, UCO 2017
  • Certificate of Achievements for Mentoring of Student Research, UCO 2017
  • Vanderford Faculty Award in Support of Undergraduate Research, Creative and Scholarly Activities, UCO 2015
  • Faculty-on Campus Grant, UCO Office of Research and Grants, 2015-16
  • Faculty-on Campus Grant, UCO Office of Research and Grants 2014-15
  • New-Faculty Start-Up Grant, UCO Office of Research and Grants, 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation, UCO, the Student Support Services Program, 2013
  • Kress Fellowship, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich and Berlin, Germany, 2003-05                                              
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 2001-02, Department of History, Gdańsk University, Poland                                                                                   
  • Departmental Merit Award, Binghamton University, 2002        


  • Associate Professor, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Central Oklahoma, 2017- present
  • Invited Researcher working on the project "The Construction of the Other in Medieval Europe," University of Ostrava, The Czech Republic, 2018-20
  • Assistant Professor, College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Central Oklahoma, 2012-17
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, 2007-09 
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton University, 2006-07
  • Adjunct Professor, Art Department, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, 2005-06
  • A Councilor in the Arts and Humanities Division for Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR), 2016-19.
  • Visiting Scholar, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland, Summer 2016. 
  • Visiting Scholar, Jagieloński University, Cracow, Poland, Summer 2015
  • Research Specialist Principal, National Center for Interpretation, Testing Research and Policy, University of Arizona, January 2010 – May 2012.
  • Guest Researcher. Department of Medieval Studies and Archaeological Institute, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia, Spring 2000
  • Graduate Assistant, CEMERS, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, Fall 1997
  •  Research Assistant, American Decorative Art Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1993-94

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

  • Common Culture and the Ideology of Difference in Medieval and Contemporary Poland.   Lanham: Lexington Press, 2022.
  • “Saints and the Catholic National Narrative in Contemporary Poland,” -forthcoming
  • “Constructing the Christian Middle Ages in the Process of the Production of Catholic National Identity in Contemporary Poland.” In Art in Central Europe. Medieval and Early Modern, edited by Waldemar Deluga and Daniela Rywikova, 187-202. Ostrava: University of Ostrava, 2019.
  • “Christianization of Fourteenth-Century Gdansk.” Historica 1(2015),1-16.
  • “The English-Only Movement in the U.S. and the World in the Twenty-First Century.” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 11:1 (2012): 192-210.
  • “Urban Space As a Forged Façade of Social Dynamics: Christianization and Material Culture in Fourteenth-Century Novgorod. ”Forschung 07 Kunstwissenschaftliche Studien 2. eds. Susanne H. Kolter, Barbara Stempel, and Christine Walter. Munich: Herbert Utz Verlag GmbH, 2004.
  • The Dominican Order in the Christianization Process in Gdańsk: An Art Historical Perspective.”In Dominikanie: Gdańsk-Polska-Europe. Gdańsk:Gdańsk University Press, 2003.

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

  • "The Fluidity of the Other in the Production of Sigismund of Luxemburg and Władysław Jagiełło’s Royal Power and its Contemporary Significance,” Kiel, Germany (October 2018)
  • Panel Organizer,” The Construction of the Other in Medieval Central Europe,” for the 48thAnnual Convention of the Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies, Chicago, IL; presented a paper “Construction of the Other in the Fifteenth-Century Polish Kingdom and Lithuania” (November  2017)
  • The faculty on-campus discussion, Virginia Lamb Living Room, UCO organized by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (January 2017)
  • “Constructing Christian Middle Ages in Contemporary Poland,” Medieval Art in Central Europe, Nowy Sacz, Poland (October 2016)
  • “Constructing Catholic Krakow, Lublin, and Poznan,” Oklahoma Art Historians, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa (April 2016) 
  • “The Saints and the Social and Political Landscapes in Contemporary Poland,” Oklahoma Research Day, Northeastern State University (March 2016)
  • “Medieval Art in Krakow, Lublin, and Poznan,” Medieval Society, UCO (March 2016)
  • “The Saints and the Social and Political Landscapes in Contemporary Poland, “Semiotica 2015-International Semiotic Conference, Lodz, Poland (May 2015)
  • “Architecture and Urban Space in Late Medieval Bohemia, Poland, and Teutonic Prussia, ”Oklahoma Research Day, University of Central Oklahoma (March 2014)
  • Art of South America.“ Education Department, UCO, OK (May 2013)
  • Attended 2013 OAEA (Oklahoma Art Education Association) Fall Conference, September 20-21, OSU, Stillwater.
  • Participated in Faculty-Student Workshop, “ World of China from Confucius to Deng Xiaoping: Philosophy, History and Culture, University of Central Oklahoma, OKC (September 2013)
  • Inequality in Global Visual Culture in the 21st Century. ”Global Studies Association of North America Annual Conference. University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada (May 2012)
  • Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film “Andrew Rublyev. “DAAP, University of Cincinnati, OH (April 2009)  
  • “Forging Christian History in Fourteenth-Century Gdańsk: An Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Urban Space.”Art History Lecture Series, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati (January 2008)
  • “Urban Space As a False Façade of Political, Economic, and Cultural Changes: Medieval Novgorod, ”the Annual CEMERS (Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies) Workshop Lecture Series, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY( November 2006)
  • The Construction of Christian Memory and the Suppression of Historical Dynamics: Against Stylistic Approach to Medieval Architecture. ”CongressCATH 2004. Philosophy of Architecture/Architecture of Philosophy. National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford,UK (July 2004)
  • Funktion und Bedeutung des Kreuzes im mittelalterlichen Nowgorod. ”Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte. Munich Germany (March 2003)
  • “Urban Development As a Sign of Economic and Cultural Regress.”CEMERS (Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies). RECOVERY: Pre-Modern Responses to Catastrophe and Convulsion. Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY (November 2002)
  • “Rola Dominikanów w chrystianizacji Gdańska: perspektywa historyka sztuki [The Dominican Order in the Christianization Process in Gdańsk: An Art Historical Perspective]. “Gdańsk’s European Heritage: The Role of the Dominican Order in the History of Gdańsk. ”Gdańsk University Gdańsk, Poland (May 2002)

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