Associate Professor of Art; Chair of the Art Department
Office Location: Good Hall 404
Phone Number: (814)641- 3657
Personal Website: http://faculty.juniata.edu/streb/
Jennifer Streb has taught at Juniata College since 2005. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Juniata College before going on to earn a master's degree in art history and a doctoral degree in art history, both from Penn State University.
At Juniata she teaches introductory and upper level courses in Art History and Museum Studies. She co-teaches a Chemistry & Art course with Dr. Richard Hark and a course called Art, Lit & the Land with Dr. Norris Muth and Professor Shannon Cotrell. Streb also serves as the curator of the Juniata College Museum of Art. Streb recently developed a nationally traveling retrospective exhibition of American painter and printmaker Minna Citron's work and is currently working with Dr. Hark on the JCMA's collection of portrait miniatures. In 2014 she received a Short Term Research Fellowship at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library to continue research on portrait miniatures.
Streb began her teaching career as a graduate assistant at Penn State University and has held several jobs as an instructor of art history: at Penn State Altoona (1999-2005), the Penn State World Campus (2004-2005), and the Department of Continuing Education at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA (2000, 2002). She gained curatorial experience working in several frame shops and as the Gallery Manager at Penn State Altoona.
Streb has written catalog essays for exhibits on Minna Citron (2005) and Henry Koerner (2001), and an exhibition catalog titled "Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction" (2012). She also published an article on Citron's "Feminanities" series in "The Woman's Art Journal"(Spring 2012); the article expands on research from her 2004 doctoral dissertation on Citron's work in the 1930s. Streb presents her research regularly at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. She has given numerous gallery talks at the JCMA and, before coming to Juniata, at Penn State's Palmer Museum of Art, and she has presented guest lectures at Gettysburg College and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Streb has received several awards including the D.C. Goodman Summer Research Award (2011), the Marshall Fishwick Travel Grant to Popular Culture Studies/American Culture Studies Research Collections (2010), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship (2009). In 2014 she was awarded the Henry and Joan Gibbel Award for Distinguished Teaching at Juniata College.
She is a current member of the College Art Association, the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, and the American Culture Association.