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Shandy Lemperlé, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Art History



I was born and raised in Montana. I moved to Paris after high school where I spent four years studying at the American University of Paris. While in Paris I studied art history in the great museums of Europe. I then moved back to Missoula, MT, where I completed masters degrees in both art history and French literature. I currently live in Monterey, CA where I also teach French at the Defense Language Institute.

Teaching Philisophy

Art history is interdisciplinary by nature. I want students to appreciate works of art not only for their aesthetic value, but also for the cultural, political, and historical context in which they were created. I strive to provide a student-centered classroom; my instruction is designed to lead to lively class discussions where students are able to negotiate meaning together.

Courses Taught

ARTH 160L Global Visual Culture: Art Appreciation
ARTH 200H Art of World Civilization


M.A. French Literature, The University of Montana, 2011
M.A. Art History, The University of Montana, 2008
B.A. Art History, The American University of Paris, 2006

Ms. Lemperlé would like to acknowledge photographer Tom Seiler for the photo in the upper right hand corner of this web page.