University of Arizona
University of Arizona


Kimberly Mast, Ph.D., MLS

Director, Visual Resource Center

School of Art

PhD Art History & Education, University of Arizona

MA Art History, Cal St University Long Beach

MLS Information Res. Library Sci, University of Arizona

BS Biology-Psychology, UCLA

Kimberly Mast is the Director and Curator of the Visual Resource Center, at the University of Arizona which serves all areas of the School of Art and manages visual media creation, use and storage. Kimberly also provides guidance regarding instructional design of art courses, research methods and tools, the creation, organization and storage of research material and the use of digital tools to attain teaching and research goals. In addition, she teaches the Non-Western Art History Survey Course.

Kimberly holds a PhD in Art History and Education. She also holds an MA in Art History with an emphasis onPre-Columbian and Non-western cultures and an MLS in Information Resources and Library Science. Her personal research interests lie in the intersection of art history, pedagogy and technology and the application of new methodologies and materials in both the face-to-face and online classroom. Kimberly has presented her research on the global reimagining of the art history survey course and decentering the western canon of art at multiple conferences and in the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education. She is also interested in the history of the book, particularly in 16thand 17thc. Colonial Mexico where indigenous forms of production and religion mixed with Spanish Catholicism, censorship, and the Inquisition. Kimberly is currently working on a digital research project on the Spanish Missions of Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.