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Joni Hand

Associate Professor
Office: CAC  046


  • PhD in Art History, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • MA in Art History, Hunter College City University New York City
  • MA in Painting, Bradley University, Illinois
  • BA in Graphic Design, Kent State University, Ohio

Dr. Joni Hand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and serves as the Area Head of Art History. She has several publications, including Women, Manuscripts, and Identity in Northern Europe, 1350-1550 (ashgate, 2013) and Bound for the Midwest: Medieval and Early Modern Religious Manuscripts in the Charles Luce Harrison Collection, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2017). Dr. Hand has given numerous papers on medieval manuscripts at national and international conferences including The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies in kalamazoo, Michigan, and the Conference of Religious Practice in Western European Christianity in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Inaddition to scholarly research and teaching, Dr. Hand is a practicing artist and regularly exhibits her artwork regionally.


River Campus Seminary 104A
Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701