Department of Art

Allison Sauls


Professor of Art
Director of Art History
Freshmen Coordinator

Courses: History of Art
Office: Potter Hall 107c
Phone: (816) 271-4422

Dr. Allison Sauls is an Professor of Art History. She received her PhD from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where she wrote extensively about film and aesthetics. Her publications include:The Design Guideline For St. Joseph, Missouri Historic Districts, 2001, several entries for the The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, Chicago 2001, About Atlanta: A Research Guide, Dana White, PhD, Allison Sauls, editorial assistant, 5th edition, (Atlanta, Georgia), 1988; Frederic Guitheim at Eighty: A Festschrift, with Dana White, PhD (Atlanta, Georgia), 1988.

She chaired the panel Narrative Technique in Novel and Film at the New York College English Association in Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, 2001 and chaired the panel on Death as Topic in the Arts and Politics at the European Studies Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, 1997. She is the primary author of several research and participation grants including a MWSU Foundation Grant, an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant, and a grant form the Georgia Endowment for the Arts. This grant was for a PBS television documentary series on the urbanization of Atlanta, Georgia entitled The Making of Atlanta, which received an Emmy nomination and was renewed and funded for a second year. She also received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for an exhibition of portraits of major leaders of the Civil Rights Movement entitled Lest We Forget. The exhibition intended to mark the first national observance of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s birthday. Exhibited at the Schatten Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.


Ph.D., Emory University
M.A., The University of Georgia
B.A., Huntingdon College