Maurie McInnis is a Professor of Art History and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs, College of Arts & Sciences, at the University of Virginia. She is an expert on American and European art, and works regularly with museums on exhibitions. She has authored dozens of articles, and written four books that have won National Book Awards. She has traveled throughout Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, and North Africa and led many tours for both students and alumni. She also served as the Academic Dean for the University’s Semester at Sea, a study program that sails around the world.