Lisa DeBoer


Professor of Art
Phone: (805) 565-6123
Office Location: ADM 208

Office Hours
Fall 2017
Th: 10:00-12:00
F: 1:00-3:00

16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish Art
The Visual Arts and Christian Worship


  • Doctorate in the History of Art
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, August 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts in German and Art History
    Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 1988

Fellowships and Awards

  • Bruce and Adaline Bare Teacher of the Year, Humanities
    Westmont College, 2002-2003 and 2008-2009
  • Lily Fellows Program Post-Doctoral Fellowship
    Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1996-1998
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1993-1994
    Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
    University of Michigan, 1990-93


  • “The Sidelong Glance: Battlefield Emotions in the Art of the 17th century Dutch Republic.” In Battlefield Emotions 1500-1850: Practices, Experience, Imagination. Palgrave MacMillan, 2017
  • The Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church, Eerdmans, 2016.
  • “Faith in Art” in Re-Enchantment, eds. James Elkins and David Morgan, Routledge, September 2008
  • “Everyday Uncanny” in Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of Intimate Geography in the Art of Joel Sheesley, ed. Gregg Hertzlieb, Lutheran University Press, 2008
  • “A Comic Vision? Northern Renaissance Art and the Human Figure,” in Broken Beauty, 43-57, ed. Ted Prescott, Eerdmans, 2005
  • “Hogenberg and History,” In The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy eds. L. Zuidervaart and H. Luttikhuizen, McMillen/St. Martins Press, Spring 2000

Selected Public Lectures

  • Plenary speaker for the 2014 Kuyper Prize Conference at Princeton Theological Seminar in honor of Nicholas Wolterstorff. April 2014
  • “The Sidelong Glance: Battlefield Emotions in the Art of the 17th century Dutch Republic.”
    Invited speaker for “Battlefield Emotions” symposium, Free University, Amsterdam,
    January 2013
  • “Solo Flyers: Curricular and Pedagogical Strategies for the Lone Art Historian in a Studio Department.” CAA, Los Angeles, February 2012
  • “News and Good News: Kairos and Chronos at work in Communion” HNA sponsored Session at College Art Association, New York, February 2007
  • “Challenges and Models: A very brief history of studio art and art history in American colleges and universities” College Art Association, New York, February 2007
  • “Worshiping with U2: What we Imagine about Worship and Art” Lilly/Pruit Conference on the Christian Imagination, Baylor University, October 2006
  • ”Printed Portraits in the Low Countries” College Art Association, New York, NY, February 2003
  • “Arms and the Man: Civility, Gender and Genre in Dutch Art of the Golden Age” Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, February 1998
  • “Landscape as History: News, Historical Representation and Local Identity in the Early Dutch Republic” CAA, Toronto, Ontario, February 1998
  • “Making History: Frans Hogenberg and the History of the Dutch Revolt,” University of California, Berkeley, March 1996