Kim Sels, Ph.D.


Art History Lecturer

Dr. Kim Sels

Contact Info

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


PhD Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Dissertation: “Assembling Identity: The Object-Portrait in American Art, 1917-1927”

MA Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Master’s Thesis: “Arthur Dove’s Portrait of Alfred Stieglitz”, Curatorial Certificate Program

BA Art History and English, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Summa Cum Laude)

Study Abroad, John Cabot University, Rome, Italy

Areas of Expertise

Art History (Modern and American Art)


Dr. Kim Sels received her Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University, specializing in Modern and American art.  She is a Lecturer of Art History at Towson University, where she primarily teaches Survey of Western Art Parts I & II, the History of Modern Design, and Writing About Art, among other courses.  As the Faculty Advisor to the Towson Art History Club, she helps facilitate trivia nights, annual pop-up exhibitions, and trips to area museums.  She is also a co-chair of the Art & Visual Culture area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association’s annual conference.

Courses Taught

  • ARTH 221 Survey of Western Art Part I
  • ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art Part 2
  • ARTH 327 History of Modern Design
  • ART 351 Writing About Art