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Department Chair

Professor of Art History


A faculty member at Arkansas State since 2004, Balducci teaches modern and contemporary art history as well as courses on representations of gender and race in visual culture. She was promoted to Professor in 2017 and became Chair of Art + Design that same year.

Balducci has led three study abroad trips for Arkansas State to Spain (2013), Italy (2015), and Japan (2019) and has supported numerous collaborations across campus and in the community including UPSKILL, OASIS Arts Fest, Second Saturday art workshops, and Girls with Cameras. She and her fellow art historians recently redesigned the art history curriculum, which included the addition of a Museum Studies Certificate. In 2020, they also began an art history podcast collaboration with the local NPR affiliate entitled ‘What Am I Looking At?’.

Balducci has authored or co-edited numerous books, articles and presentations, most recently Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture: Beyond the Flâneur (Routledge, 2017). She serves on several committees at A-State including 100 Mentors Program, Faculty Achievement, and Global Engagement and Outreach Oversight Council.

The Clarksdale, Mississippi, native completed her doctoral degree in the History of Art at the University of Kansas in 2005.  Her master's and bachelor's degrees are in history of art and education, respectively, from University of Alabama at Birmingham and Mississippi State University.

Her list of civic activities includes Coordinator of Youth Exchange for the Jonesboro-University Rotary Club and memberships in selection committees for Jonesboro Habitat for Humanity and Arkansas Single Parent Fund Scholarship.

Temma Balducci

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3050
P: (870) 972-3746


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 103A