Troy M. Thomas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History, School of Humanities
Professor-in-Charge, Master of Arts in Humanities
Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities
Humanities Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6194
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W356
Mailing Address:
W356 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Thomas has taught European art history and humanities at Penn State Harrisburg since 1975. His book, Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity, was published in 2016 by Reaktion Books, London. His articles, mainly on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, have appeared in scholarly journals such as the Art Bulletin, Art History, Studies in Iconography, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Renaissance Quarterly, Sixteenth Century Journal, Aurora, The Journal of the History of Art, and Adaptation. He has lectured at national and international conferences on art historical subjects.  He has based several of his research trips in Rome, and has taught courses on student tours in London, Florence, and Rome. He has received two College Awards for Excellence, one in Research (1988) and one in Teaching (1999).

Professional Affiliations
  • College Art Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Society
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Sixteenth Century Society
Research Interests
Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art
Interdisciplinary Humanities
Interdisciplinary Theory in Art and Literature
Caravaggio
Nicolas Poussin