Laura Bruck received her BA in Art History from American University. At Northwestern University she completed her MA and began research towards her PhD, which focused on the use and decoration of 13th century portable Bibles produced in Paris. She has held positions at The Walters Art Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago, and she curated the exhibition Women and the Word: Gender and Literacy in Medieval and Renaissance Europe at the DePaul University Gallery of Art. Laura has contributed to several exhibition catalogues including Van Gogh's Sheaves of Wheat and Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Most recently, Laura served as Manager of Gallery Interpretation at the Dallas Museum of Art where she was responsible for interpretive materials in the galleries and on-line. Laura continues to work with the DMA on a contractual basis. Laura hopes that her Museum background will provide a unique perspective that she can bring to the classroom.