Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Associate Professor
Phone: 626-815-6000 ext. 5989
Fax: (626) 387-5727
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Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Art History at Azusa Pacific University, California, as well as the Director of the Masters in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism. She focuses on the history of Modern British Art and received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. Taylor has presented her research at multiple conferences, including at the Universities of Oxford, London, Edinburgh, and Leeds; the College Art Association (U.S.); the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand; and the Association of Art Historians (U.K.). She has held internships at Tate Britain; the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; and the National Endowment for the Arts.


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.A., Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine (cum laude)


  • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Member

Academic Areas

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of Music and the Arts)
    • Department of Art and Design
  • College of Music and the Arts


  • Primary area of study: History of British Art
  • Secondary area of study: Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting

Courses Taught

  • ART 354 – Ancient Art History
  • ART 361 – Early Christian and Medieval Art
  • ART 362 – Renaissance to Rococo Art
  • ART 565 – Methodologies of Art History
  • ART 600 – Regional Modernism

Office Hours

By appointment