A. Lawrence Jenkens
**AB, Harvard College MA, Ph.D, Institute of Fine Arts, NY University**Dr. Lawrence Jenkens joins the Art Department this year (2010) as Head, coming to UNCG from the University of New Orleans where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts. His research has focused on the art and architecture of fifteenth-century Italy and particularly in Siena and Naples. He has taught all aspects of Italian art from the late medieval period through the Baroque. More recently, Professor Jenkens has become interested in the role of the visual arts in the redevelopment and renewal of depressed urban neighborhoods. As such, he was the founding director of the UNO-St. Claude Gallery, the only off-campus university gallery in New Orleans and located in the recovering St. Claude-St. Roch neighborhood.