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Siulolovao Challons-Lipton , D.Phil.

  • Professor , Art Department
  • Carolyn G. and Sam H. McMahon Professor of Art History
  • Chair, Art Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Siu Challons-Lipton is Chair of the Art Department, the Carolyn G. and Sam H. McMahon Professor of Art History, and a Noble Faculty Fellow at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina (USA). She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in 19th Century Art from the University of Oxford (UK), and her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Baroque Art from McGill University, Montreal (Canada). She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, and is a grant reader for the National Humanities Research Center (USA). She authored The Scandinavian Pupils of the Atelier Bonnat (2002), and is currently co-editing Funding Challenges and Successes in Arts Education. She co-published the chapter “Critical Thinking, Critical Looking: Key characteristics of an educated person” in Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies (2014). Her most recent articles include: “Developing the Cultural Image Literary Assessment-USA,” in the Journal of Visual Literacy (2016); “Helping Students Transition to Critical and Creative Thinking at the Intersection of Communication and Art,” in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, (2012); “Creativity and the Transformation of Higher Education: The need for a Black Mountain College Approach,” in the Oxford Forum on Public Policy (2013); and “Visual Literacy and the digital native: Another look,” in the Journal of Visual Literacy (2013). She has lectured nationally and internationally at the Humanities Education and Research Association, the National Communication Association Conference, the International Visual Literacy Association, Revisiting Black Mountain College International Conference, the Oxford Roundtable, and the International Conference on the Arts in Society. Dr. Challons-Lipton spent her childhood in Africa, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific, and continues to be passionate about travel, culture, languages, and of course, art and education.


  • B.A.  - Baroque Art; McGill University, Montreal (Canada)
  • M.A.  - Baroque Art; McGill University, Montreal (Canada)
  • D.Phil.  - 19th Century Art; Oxford University, Oxford (UK)


  • Faculty Course Embedded Undergraduate Research Grant 2015 Title III funds
  • Noble Faculty Fellow 2015 Noble Fellowship
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