Director, Visual Resource Center
Art Bldg, Room 247B
BS Biology-Psychology, UCLA
MA Art History, Cal St University Long Beach
MLS Information Res. Library Sci, University of Arizona
PhD candidate, Art History and Education, University of Arizona
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 to an MA in Art History with an emphasis on Pre-Columbian and Non-western cultures and an MLS in Information Resources and Library Science Kimberly is a PhD Candidate in Art and Visual Culture Education. 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 (the Pimeria Alta) which can be viewed (in progress) at http://southwestmissions.omeka.net.