Robert Ousterhout (Ph.D. University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) was Professor of Architectural History
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he taught for
more than twenty years before joining the History of Art faculty at Penn
in January 2007.
At UIUC he was honored as University
Scholar (1992-95), Outstanding Faculty in the College of Fine and
Applied Arts (1991, 2002), and Associate at the Institute of Advanced
Study (1993-4, 2006). He has also held Fulbright and Dumbarton Oaks
fellowships. He was elected President of U.S. National Committee for
Byzantine Studies (2002-06).
Ousterhout teaches courses in Byzantine
art and architectural history. He serves as the Director of the Center
for Ancient Studies.