427A Creative Arts Center
BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design; MA, Ph.D. University of Georgia
Rhonda Reymond joined the faculty at WVU in 2006. Dr. Reymond received her MA and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Georgia where her fields were American Art and Architecture and European Art and Architecture of the Nineteenth Century. She earned a BFA with a double major in Historic Preservation and Interior Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Dr. Reymond’s dissertation examined All Souls’ Church (1893) in Biltmore Village, Asheville, North Carolina. All Souls’ was designed by America’s pre-eminent Beaux-Arts trained architect, Richard Morris Hunt in a village planned by Frederick Law Olmsted for a member of America’s wealthiest family of the Gilded Age, George Washington Vanderbilt. This contextual analysis of All Souls’, which reveals the complex relationship between artistic, social, economic and spiritual forces, is a reoccurring topic of study for Dr. Reymond. Her publications, papers, and lectures attests to her interest in trans-Atlantic and cross-cultural artistic and pedagogical exchanges and issues of historicism in the nineteenth century. Dr. Reymond’s national and international papers and invited lectures address subjects as diverse as creating a new study abroad curriculum in Italy, American artists and the influence of Italy, Arnolfo di Cambio and urban planning, Nineteenth-Century urban planning, and the paintings of James McNeil Whistler and Henry Ossawa Tanner.
Dr. Reymond’s teaching fields are Baroque, Nineteenth Century, American and African American Art and Architecture. She also teaches a survey of art history for non-art majors, art in public places for the Honors College and the Art History undergraduate capstone course.
Dr. Reymond has appointments to serve as an Associate of the Africana Studies Program, the CTec Classroom Technologies Advisory Board, and the Disegno Italia Study Abroad Program at WVU.