Ross, Leslie 1956–

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Ross, Leslie 1956–

PERSONAL: Born December 9, 1956, in NY; daughter of Charles and Barbara (Tisdale) Ross. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Dominican College (now Dominican College of California), San Rafael, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1978; University of California, Davis, M.A., 1981; University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D., 1987.

ADDRESSES: Home—1325 Mar West, No. 2, Tiburon, CA 94920. Office—Art History Program, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia, San Rafael, CA 94901. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, intern and staff lecturer, 1982; Dominican University of California, San Rafael, faculty member, 1985–94, professor of art history, 1994–, and program chair, also member of Humanities Cooperative Research Center, 1986–88, Irving presidential fellow, 1990–92. Guest lecturer at other institutions, including St. Anselm College, and Indiana State University; conference presenter; speaker at museums.

MEMBER: International Center of Medieval Art, College Art Association of America, Popular Culture Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Classical Alliance of the Western States, Geoffrey Chaucer and Company (member of board of directors).

AWARDS, HONORS: Scholarship for University of Warwick, 1983; Fulbright grant for Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1984–85; grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1988; Graves Foundation Award for excellence in teaching in the humanities, 1989.


Text, Image, Message: Saints in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1994.

Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1996.

Artists of the Middle Ages, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2003.

Contributor to reference books and exhibition catalogs; contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Community College Humanities Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: More than Meets the Eye: Language in the Visual Arts.



Booklist, December 15, 1996, review of Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary, p. 745.

Reference and User Services Quarterly, winter, 2003, Clement Ho, review of Artists of the Middle Ages, p. 168.