Dr. Patricia Sarro
Professor | Art History
Ph.D., Columbia University
MA, Columbia University
MA, University of Missouri
BA, Fordham University
After receiving her BA in English from Fordham University, Dr. Sarro taught English Literature in high schools in Kansas City, Missouri, Newark, New Jersey, and Caracas, Venezuela. While in Kansas City, she earned her MA in English from the Unviersity of Missouri.
Her years living in South America led to her pursuit of a doctorate in Art History at Columbia University specializing in Precolumbian and Latin American art. Dr. Sarro’s research and publications focus on the architecture and sculpture of Ancient Mesoamercia, particularly in the cities of Teotihuacan in central Mexico and El Tajin on the Gulf Coast. She has curated an exhibition of the Precolumbian collection of The Newark Museum. Dr. Sarro has also lectured and published on the arts of the Spanish colonial period, and is a contributing author to Converging Cultures, a catalogue published in connection with an exhibition of The Brooklyn Museum’s collection of Latin American art.
Before coming to YSU, Dr. Sarro taught at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and worked in the education departments of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Brooklyn Museum.