James Jewitt is Manager and Instructor for the interdisciplinary Visual Arts Minor, hosted by the School of Visual Arts at Virrginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture, and Advanced Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jewitt teaches the gateway and capstone courses for the Visual Arts Minor. His other teaching areas include the history of art and architecture in the medieval and early modern periods, the history of collecting, as well as the art history methods seminar. Dr. Jewitt has published articles in The Burlington Magazine on the portraits of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and on Nicolas Poussin’s activities as a landscape painter in Rome and Spain. He has presented research at numerous academic conferences, including the College Art Association, SECAC, Renaissance Society of America, and Association for General and Liberal Studies. His current research projects reexamine collecting and display practices of landscape painting in Renaissance Venice.