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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.  For a list of Dissertations on Rock Art, please click here.




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

One graduate student is completing thesis on Australian rock art, but not pursuing rock art as career path




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.




Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

James Farmer, Assoc. Prof., Art History,




University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Andrea Stone, Art History


Other Countries (to be extended in the future) Durham University, England