Elizabeth Ross received her B.A. in History of Art from Yale University and her A.M. and Ph.D. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. She has held fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Deutscher Academischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Harvard University. In the spring of 2008, she taught in UF's semester-long Honors in Paris study abroad program. Before coming to UF, Dr. Ross taught courses at the Rhode Island School of Design; in the Master’s Program in the History of European Design and Decorative Arts at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; and at Harvard University.
Her book on Bernhard von Breydenbach's 1486 Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land) was published by Penn State University Press in 2014 with support from the Mellon Foundation's Art History Publication Initiative. Her research focuses on 15th and 16th-century art in Europe, including European reception of the Middle East, history of travel and cartography, the art of prints, history of the book, and decorative arts.
In 2012, she was named the University of Florida's Teacher of the Year, and for her research she received an Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the Provost's Office. In 2011, she was UF's junior faculty International Educator of the Year, an award bestowed by the UF International Center for outstanding contributions to the internationalization of the campus. From 2011 to 2013, she represented her colleagues in the College of Fine Arts as Chair of the Faculty, an elected position in the college's system of shared governance. She is currently head of the art history program.
IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
ARH 2050 Introduction to the History and Principles of Art I
ARH 4310 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
ARH 4312 Late Renaissance Art in Italy
ARH 4331 Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
ARH 4332 The Religious Image in the Renaissance and Reformation
ARH 4370 Early Modern Decorative Arts, 1400-1800
ARH 6394 Renaissance Art Seminar