Bachelor in Art History, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1983. Master of Arts in Art History, Williams College, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, City University of New York, 1997.
Intern, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1983; intern, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1984; research assistant, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1985-1986; educator, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1986-1987; lecturer, education, Williams College Museum of Art, New York City, 1988-1995; music educator, Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1987-1997. Visiting assistant professor Pomona College, Claremont, California, since 1997. Advisory board Feminist Art History Conference, New York City, 1991-1992.
Speaker, educator, lobbyist Handgun Control, Inc., Washington, 1991-1994, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, 1991-1995. Member College Art Association, American Studies Association, American Association Museum, Phi Beta Kappa.
Daughter of David and Margaret Joan (Schwartz) L. Married Peter Wells Ross, October 8, 1995.