Art & Art History

Thomas Noble Howe 

Thomas Howe

Thomas Howe is an architectural historian with a broad background in several related fields, including classical archaeology, art history and architectural theory and design. The common thread in his creative and research interests is to write architectural history and theory in a way that strengthens the profession's ability to design for current and future problems in a "Post Modern," multi-cultural world.

His undergraduate training was in German language and literature at Lawarence University in Wisconsin. Through extensive research work outside of the U.S., he has since acquired reading/speaking abilities in several languages (French, Italian, Greek, Latin, Turkish and Chinese).

He attended the Master of Architecture Program at the School of Design at Harvard in the early 1970's, and transferred to the Ph.D. program in Fine Arts, doing his work in Greek and Roman architecture, theory and aesthetics.

Howe has performed field work in Turkey, the United Kingdom and Italy. He has taught at Southwestern since 1985, and introduced (with Patrick Veerkamp) Southwestern's program in Architectural studies.

  • MA, PhD, Harvard University
  • BA, Lawrence University

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    Chair of Art History
    Thomas Howe, Ph.D.
    Professor of Art History

    Chair of Studio Art
    Victoria Star Varner, MFA
    Professor of Art

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