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Michael Kemling

Title: Lecturer

Office: Dunlap-Mathis, 113, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Art History


Dr. Michael Kemling received both his M.A. (2003) and Ph.D. (2013) from the University of Georgia. His graduate research focused on the life and work of the sixteenth-century artist, Michelangelo. In particular, Dr. Kemling’s dissertation addresses Michelangelo’s unique use of portraiture in the creation of his social and artistic identities.  Dr. Kemling has published and delivered papers on self-portraiture and the dissemination of artist identity in the Renaissance.  He is currently a Lecturer at the University of North Georgia, where he teaches classes a broad range of subjects including the Renaissance, Ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture, and Visual Literacy.   Dr. Kemling has a passion for all things Italian, and contributed in a Learning Community centered on Italian culture and language in the Fall, 2017. Dr. Kemling believes in a global education, and since 2013, he has held the position as a Lecturer for the Georgia Tech/Oxford Study Abroad program, where he has taught in Italy, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Belgium.

Courses Taught

  • ART 1100 – Art Appreciation
  • ART 2510 – Art History I
  • ART 2520 – Art History II
  • ART 3500 – Visual Literacy
  • ART 4590 - Portraits of Artists 1359-1566


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Art History, University of Georgia

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