Sherry A. Harlacher, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty - Art History


Office: AC 30



  • Art and religious traditions of Asia
  • Visual literacy and art appreciation
  • Introduction to art of the Western world: pre-history-1945
  • Museum studies/museology


  • Art, ethnicity, and religious identity in South and Southeast Asia
  • South and Southeast Asian book art traditions
  • Asian ceramic and textile traditions
  • Museology and digital humanities


Instructor, Art History Faculty           2018-Present, Instructor Art History Faculty, School of Art, Arizona State University

Adjunct Art History Faculty              2019-Present, Mesa Community College, Phoenix College

Pleasant Rowland Endowed Director of Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection & Director, Center for Textiles and Design       

                                                              2015-2018 School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Museum Director                              2011- 2015, Denison Museum, Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Assistant Professor                            2009 – 2011, Visual Arts Department, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Academic Advisor                           2005 – 2007, Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Teaching/Faculty Associate            2003 – 2007, School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona,

Curatorial Assistant                           2001 – 2006, Art of Asia Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Registration Assistant                       2001 – 2002, Registrar’s Office, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Adjunct Instructor                             1998 – 2001, General Studies Curriculum University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

Instructor                                            1998, Achieving a College Education Program, South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona

Art Therapist                                      1992 – 2001 Desert Vista Hospital, Arizona Youth for Change, TERROS, Tempe Social Services, Childhelp, Sojourner         Center, Phoenix, Arizona 



Degrees & Awards

2010. Ph.D. Theory and History of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

2003. M.A. Theory and History of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1994 M.C. Counselor Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1983 B.A. French and Dance, magna mum laude, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

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