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University Rock Art Programs and SupporT

Professors who regularly use Rock Art in their own work, and who are more than usually supportive to graduate students who wish to pursue studies in rock art.


Arizona State University, Tucson, AZ

Deer Valley Rock Art Center courses;  a field program with Todd Bostwick, AZ State Archaeologist

Northern Arizona University and Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Assoc. Prof.


University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR Reinaldo Morales Jr., Assistant Prof. of Art History “rock art is a vital component in several courses I teach”


University of California, Berkeley, CA


Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA Denise Smith, Ph.D.     Course in World Rock Art


Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Carol Diaz-Granadoz   first third of course “American Indian Art and Iconography” is solely on Rock Art

New Mexico

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM Lawrence Loendorf, Prof. (retired; helps students with fieldwork and thesis projects)

University of New Mexico supporting rock art work and a PhD in recent years


University of Oregon Esther Jacobson-Tepfer, Kerns Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Art History, Eugene OR 97403 She writes that she now teaches almost only courses related to rock art.


Texas State University is actively seeking students interested in obtaining a graduate degree (Masters or Ph.D. on the rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of southwest Texas and Northern Mexico. Contact Carolyn Boyd, Shumla Endowed Research Professor, Department of Anthropology.


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA James Farmer, Assoc. Prof., Art History


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Andrea Stone, Art History

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