Dr. Susan Brangers

Assistant Professor
slbrangers@marywood.edu | ext 2201
Shields Center for Visual Arts 118
Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Susan Fugate Brangers is an art historian whose area of specialization is the art and architecture of ancient Roman. Her current research areas are Roman bath complexes and the Mausoleum of Augustus. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in art history, including Art History I and II; Roman Art; Aesthetics; and History of Graphic Design. Her new courses under development are Greek Art and the Art and Culture of Islamic Spain.

Educational Preparation

 Ph.D., University of Louisville, 2007

Doctoral Dissertation: The Mausoleum of Augustus: Expanding Meaning From Its Inception to Present Day

M.A., The University of Louisville, Art History
Master's Thesis: The Roman Baths of Torre de Palma, Monforte, Portugal           
B.A. Western Kentucky University, Literature and Spanish


Professional Employment

Assistant Professor, Marywood University (2008-present day)
Indiana University Southeast (2008)

Jefferson Community College Southwest (2005-2008)

University of Louisville (2000-2003) 


Field Experience

Area supervisor, summer excavations at archaeological site of Torre de Palma, Portugal (1995-2000)


“A New Look at the Bath Buildings at Torre de Palma,” Il Coloquio Internacional de Arqueología en Gijón; Termas Romanas en el Occidente del Imperio (ed. Carmen Fernández and Virginia García Entero).  Gijón: VTP editorial, 2000, 361-364.

“Interview with Dr. William MacDonald,” Parnassus, Volume IV/V (2000): 51-54

“The Baths at the Roman Site of Torre de Palma,” American Journal of Archaeology 102 (1998): 395 (abstract)


International Colloquium on Roman Baths in the Western Empire, Gijon, Spain; December 1999

The Roman Baths at Torre de Palma, Portugal, Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, Chicago; December 1997 

A Discussion of the Roman Baths at Torre de Palma, Symposium on Torre de Palma for the Fifteenth Anniversary of its Excavation, University of Louisville; January 1996.

Roman Baths and the Baths at Torre de Palma, Western Kentucky University; October 1997