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Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.

Susan Van Scoy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Art LI


SJC Long Island

  • 631.687.1431
  • 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, Modern Art, and Introductory Surveys in both lecture and online modes. She is an avid supporter of incorporating online pedagogical approaches as well as study abroad and experiential museum visits into her courses.  

Dr. Van Scoy’s research interests include female photographers of the 1980s, the history of photography, and public art and architecture. Dr. Van Scoy has recently published The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry (Arcadia, 2019) and contributed 42 artists texts to Landscape Painting Now (D.A.P., 2019). Her current research projects include the history of the Big Duck, Long Island and Susan Kravitz’s photo-documentation of the “Invasion” of Fire Island, which she will present on in 2020 at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference.

Select Publications

The Big Duck and Eastern Long Island’s Duck Farming Industry, “Images of America” Series (Mt. Pleasant: SC, 2019).

Press Received

42 Artists texts in Landscape Painting Now (D.A.P., 2019).

  • Artists discussed include:
    Jane Freilicher, Lois Dodd, Maureen Gallace, Israel Hershberg, Jules de Balincourt, Hernan Bas, Barkley L. Hendricks, George Shaw, Rackstraw Downes, April Gornik, Richard Estes, Franz Gertsch, Alex Katz, David Hockney, Wayne Thiebaud, Lisa Sanditz, Jonas Wood, Daniel Heidkamp, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Matthew Wong, Makiko Kudo, Jules de Balincourt, Verne Dawson, Tomás Sánchez, Peter Doig, Celia Paul, Will Cotton, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Gillian Carnegie, Ali Banisadr, Maki Na Kamura, Cecily Brown, Luis Zerbini, Per Kirkeby, Hurvin Anderson, Etel Adnan, Li Dafang, Yishai Jusidman, Noa Charuvi, Kay Walkingstick, Jordan Nassar, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan.