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curator , researcher , art historian , writer

Barbara Jean Stephanic, American art historian, writer, curator, researcher.


Stephanic, Barbara Jean was born on September 1, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, United States.


Associate of Arts, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California, 1978. Bachelor, George Washington University, Washington, 1981. Master of Arts, George Washington University, Washington, 1985.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, College Park, 1997.


Art history lecturer Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland, 1986—1987, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, 1987—1990. Associate professor art history Charles County Community College, La Plata, Maryland, 1990—1997. Professor art history College Southern Maryland, since 1997.

Art history lecturer Georgetown University, Washington, 1990—1997. Curator Fine Arts Center Gallery College Southern Maryland, La Plata, since 1993. Adjunct professor Parsons School Design and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1993—2000.

Study abroad lecturer College Southern Maryland, La Plata, since 2003. Faculty consultant Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993—2004. Adjunct professor American University, Washington, 1995—1996.

Academic advisor Parsons School Design, Washington, 1996—1997. Member art advisory board University Maryland University College, Adelphi, since 2003, vice chairman art advisory board, Maryland, since 2006. Guest lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor exhibition catalogue. Author: (exhibition catalogue) The Graphic Work of Joseph Pennell From the Permanent Collection of The George Washington University. Contributor exhibition catalogue.

      Author: (exhibition catalogue) Dialogue in Color and Form: The Art of Joseph Holston, Dynamic Spaces: Abstract Form Within and Beyond the Landscape: Painting, Collage, and Assemblage by Larry Chappelear, Color in Freedom: Journey Along the Underground Railroad, Paintings and Graphics by Joseph Holston.


Founding member National Museum American Indian, Washington, 2000—2006. Mentor Literacy Council Northern Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, 1998—2000. Member Sewell-Belmont House, Washington, 2005—2006.

Member of National Association University Women, Association Historians American Art, Association Faculty for Advancement Community College Teaching, American Studies Association, College Art Association, Community College Professors Art and Art History (treasurer 1999—2000), George Washington University Alumni (life), Literacy Council American, Alliance Francaises (Outstanding Scholarship 1978), Phi Delta Gamma (Beta chapter, Scholastic Achievement award 1983, 1986).


Daughter of Frank Cecil (Stepfather) and Ethel Louise Jones. Married Jeffery Lynn Stephanic, May 4, 1985. Children: Deborah Louise Arnold, Lorraine Marie Ward, Charles Frank Ward.

Frank Cecil Stephanic

Jeffery Lynn Stephanic

Deborah Louise Arnold Stephanic

Lorraine Marie Ward Stephanic

Charles Frank Ward Stephanic