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Lynn Catterson

Lynn Catterson (1956- )
Art Historian
PhD 2001, Faculty 1998-present

"There is an easier way to do that."

Lynn Catterson fearlessly investigates scandals of art market and teaches students to use technology for research. She recently received her PhD in art history from Columbia and will be teaching a course on Renaissance art for the fourth consecutive summer. Hailed by her students, she is an energetic and eccentric lecturer. Her real ability to teach blossoms outside the classroom during her office hours. Known to run late into the night, office hours include being handed international contact information, spending hours on the Web researching and tracking obscure documents, translating various languages, etc. Professor Catterson has a cult following, many of whom are professional art historians, that linger around Schermerhorn Hall with fingers crossed, hoping she will become a tenured professor.

Submitted by Wendy Sinclair, School of General Studies 2005, who is solely responsible for the content.

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