Title: Art Historian, Educator, Researcher, Writer
Company: California Polytechnic University
Location: Upland, California, United States
Wendy Slatkin, PhD, Lecturer at California Polytechnic University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in humanities research.
Inspired by the strong tradition of art history at her alma mater, Dr. Slatkin pursued the study of the humanities and received a BA from Barnard College in 1970. Continuing her passion, she earned a MA from Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy in 1971 and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. Now a nationally recognized expert in the field of gender studies, Dr. Slatkin likewise distinguished herself as an art historian, researcher, and educator while serving the California Polytechnic University as a lecturer from 1998 to 2015. Prior, she was an associate professor at the University of Redlands from 1985 to 1998 and a lecturer of art history at the University of California, Riverside from 1983 to 1985. She commenced her years as an educator with Rutgers University, as an assistant professor from 1976 to 1983.
In addition to her teaching career, Dr. Slatkin served the Riverside Art Museum as a guest curator and director of development from 1998 to 2003. A prolific writer, Dr. Slatkin’s first book, “Aristide Maillol in the 1890s,” was published in 1982. Shortly after, she released the textbook “Women Artists in History: From Antiquity to the 20th Century” in 1985, now in its fifth edition, and “The Voices of Women Artists” in 1993. Her most recent book, “In Her Own Words: A Primary Sourcebook of Autobiographical Texts by Women Artists from the 19th and 20th Centuries,” was published in 2010 and 2020. A member of the College Art Association, Dr. Slatkin’s advice to those aspiring to work in her field is to have a real passion for your material and to utilize good teachers as models. In this respect, Dr. Slatkin attributes much of her success to her mentor at Barnard College, Dr. Novak. To attest to her legacy, Dr. Slatkin can also be found in the first edition of Who’s Who in the Media and Communication, the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women, the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and the 20th and 27th editions of Who’s Who in the West.
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