Dr. Waller is Professor of Art History at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She regularly teaches courses in modern European art and African art. She has taught specialized courses on French and British art in the later nineteenth century, representations of race in the modern era, and self-portraiture and the social construction of the artist. Previously, she taught at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Prior to completing the Ph.D., she was Curator at the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Director of The Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.