Angela S. George, PhD

Program Director, MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History
Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5841
Office Location: Art Center, Room 3
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Angela George, PhD, is an assistant professor of art history at Azusa Pacific University and director of the Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism program. She focuses on the history of American art as well as decorative arts and design history. She received her PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland and her MA in History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons School of Design. George has presented her research at several conferences, including the American Studies Association, Southwest Art History Conference, and the Smithsonian’s Decorative Arts Forum. She has held positions in the curatorial departments of a number of museums, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hillwood Museum & Gardens, and the Gamble House/USC. She was formerly the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s master of arts program in history of decorative arts in Washington, D.C.


  • PhD, Art History, University of Maryland
  • MA, History of Decorative Arts & Design, Parsons School of Design
  • BA, English, University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Area

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


  • History of American Art
  • History of Decorative Arts and Design
  • Pre-Columbian Art

Courses Taught

  • ART 356 – History of Modern Art
  • ART 618 – M.A. Thesis I: Research
  • ART 625 – M.A. Thesis II: Writing

Office Hours

By appointment