Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.

Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Art LI


SJC Long Island

  • O’Connor Hall, N117A


Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook

M.A. SUNY Stony Brook

B.A. Tulane University


Susan Van Scoy joined the Art Department at St. Joseph’s College in 2015 and teaches courses in History of Photography, American Art, Non-Western Art, and Modern Art in both lecture and online modes. Her research interests include female photographers of the 1980s, the history of photography, public art and installation art. Dr. Van Scoy has published “Jim Dine: ‘Looking Toward the Avenue’” and “Grant Wood: ‘When Tillage Begins Other Arts Follow’ both in The Atlas of Site-Specific Art: North and South America (Phaidon Press, 2013). Additionally, she served as a Curatorial Assistant at the Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas that specialized in site-specific installation. Her current research projects include the history of the Big Duck, Long Island, which she recently presented on at the SECAC 2017 conference. Dr. Van Scoy is an avid supporter of incorporating online pedagogical approaches as well as study abroad and experiential museum visits into her courses.