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Fred Levine is Professor of Art History at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. He has authored numerous publications and spoken widely on a vast range of issues in art and cultural studies both in the United States and overseas.

Levine completed his undergraduate studies at New York University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. As a Fellow in Art History at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia he explored a vast range of Aboriginal sacred sites often in remote areas throughout the country. Fred remained in Australia for five additional years as Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, where he also served as Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Program at the Tasmanian School of Art.

Fred has lectured on cruise ships for more than twenty-five years, including the past seventeen years as Art and Architecture lecturer with Crystal Cruises and has sailed more than 100 voyages. He has traveled extensively visiting more than 90 countries on six continents and has taught two Semester Abroad programs at the University of London. Spring 2014 will be his fourth voyage on Semester at Sea.