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Jon Boshart,
Ph.D.

Professor & Chair, Department of Fine Arts

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About Dr. Boshart

Receiving my M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, I began teaching Italian at Saint Peter’s University and soon entered the Fine Arts Department teaching Art History (my doctorate was in Art History and also Italian literature). Previously I had earned a graduate degree in Theology from the Universita’ Gregoriana (the “mother” Jesuit university) in Rome, Italy. Through the years I was promoted to full professor and have also served as the chair of the Fine Arts Department for many years.

Over 15 years ago I began the Metropolitan Seminar courses which take students out of the classroom and into the learning environments of the art museums in New York City. As director of these Metropolitan Seminars, we also have courses in the English, Theology and Biology departments as well as several in the Fine Arts Department. More

About 12 years ago I began taking students on short-term study abroad courses (usually during spring break). We have travelled to different parts of China, Peru, Italy, France, the Emirates, Thailand, Japan, Spain and this next spring break to Greece. Independently, as an art historian, I have travelled extensively (Russia, Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Vietnam, Germany, Poland etc.).

“About 12 years ago I began taking students on short-term study abroad courses (usually during spring break). We have travelled to different parts of China, Peru, Italy, France, the Emirates, Thailand, Japan, Spain and this next spring break to Greece. I enjoy sharing my passion for Art with students.”

Research Interests

  • Spirituality as expressed in Art

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Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D.

  • Johns Hopkins University, M.A.

  • Universita' Gregoriana, STL

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