J. Susan Isaacs, Ph.D.

Professor, Art History Area Coordinator, Director, MA in Professional Studies, Art History Concentration


Contact Information

Center for the Arts, Room 3103 N
Weekdays by appointment or by hours published on office door.


PhD Art History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

MA Art History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

BA Art History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Certificate of Fine Arts (4 year), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (painting), Philadelphia, PA

Areas of Expertise

Art History (Modern Art, Exhibition Studies)


Dr. J. Susan Isaacs is Professor of Art History at Towson University where she teaches advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in modern and contemporary art history and theory, and museum studies. She is curator for the Holtzman MFA and Center for the Arts Galleries. She directs the M.A. in Professional Studies/Art History Concentration and coordinates the undergraduate major in Art History. She was also the adjunct curator for the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts from 2001—2009, where she remains as Curator of Special Projects. Dr. Isaacs publishes on contemporary art.

Courses Taught

  • Spring: ARTH 485 & 681 Seminar in Art History
  • Spring: ARTH 698 Museum Studies Internship