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Fall 2023: European and Asian Adventure
Professor of Art History

Marc Vincent

Shelburne Museum

Marc Vincent has long had a passion and dedication for study abroad and international travel, on both personal and professional levels. Born and raised in Paris, France, he moved to the Philadelphia area as a young boy with his family. He received his BA from Haverford College (majoring in Classical Greek Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College), earned his Masters in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and his Ph.D. in architectural history from the University of Pennsylvania. Marc’s area of specialty is late 19th and early 20th century Beaux-Arts architecture and urban planning in France and the United States and their interconnectivity. From 1995 to 2016, Marc was on the faculty at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, OH (near Cleveland), where he taught art and architectural history. He was also the co-director of the “Seminar in Europe”, a biennial full-semester program which included six weeks of travel and study in Europe.

Marc has been fortunate to sail on three previous Semester at Sea voyages: as the art history faculty on the Summer 2009 Mediterranean Voyage and Fall 2014 Atlantic Voyage. He was also the Director of the Writing Center (volunteer position) in the Spring 2018 Voyage Around the World. Two-thirds through the voyage, he was asked to take over the Travel Writing class after the faculty member became ill and had to leave the ship. Marc is very much looking forward to participating in the Fall 2023 European and Asian Adventure. His class will focus on the cities and urban environments encountered on the voyage.

Now living in Shelburne, Vermont (near Burlington) with his husband Alex Nalbach (who will be teaching Global Studies), Marc is currently a mentor at the Shelburne Community School (K-8), an interpretive guide at the Shelburne Museum, serves on the town’s Historic Preservation and Design Review Commission, and is a regular contributor to the Shelburne News, writing monthly book reviews. In his free time, Marc likes to hike, ski, and snowshoe in the Green Mountains and kayak on Lake Champlain.