Phone: (205) 726-2840
Office: Swearingen Hall
Education:BFA Studio Art and Art History, Birmingham-Southern College
MA Art History, University of Alabama
Kathryn Kauffman teaches Art Appreciation and History and Theory of Art, Architecture and Design I, II and III at Samford University, and Art History at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She has previously taught Art History at Birmingham-Southern College, where as an under graduate, she double-majored in Studio Art and Art History and received a BFA with a concentration insculpture. She received her MA in Art History from the University of Alabama, where she focused primarily on Renaissance and Baroque art. Her thesis was entitled Borso d’Este and the ArthurianLegend: A Reconsideration of the Hall of the Months in the Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara.
Prior to teaching, Kauffman worked for the Birmingham Museum of Art as well as in television production. She has also engaged in academic research at the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art. Museum studies are a key element to her Art History courses.
Outside of teaching, Kauffman serves as a board member ofthe Bluff Park Art Association and makes art. Although trained as a sculptor (primarily working with wood and metal), her more recent art is textile-oriented.