Leslie Ross, PhD

Leslie Ross

Professor and Chair of Art History
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: 415-485-3261
Fax: 415-458-3755

E-mail: ross@dominican.edu

Research Interests

  • Medieval Art
  • Hagiography
  • Language in the Visual Arts
  • Stained Glass

Teaching Areas

  • Survey of Art History
  • Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic
  • Romanesque and Gothic
  • Renaissance
  • History of Gardens and Landscape Design
  • Structures of Faith


  • Romanesque and Gothic Art
  • Senior Projects 
  • Byzantium--Constantinople--Istanbul: A City Across Time (MAH Seminar)
  • MAH Culminating Project Workshop
  • History of Gardens and Landscape Design
  • Senior Projects 
  • Structures of Faith

Recent Publications

  • Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, 2 Volumes (ABC - Clio, 2009)
  • Artists of the Middle Ages (Greenwood Press, 2003)
  • Entries for Encyclopedia of Holy People (ABC-Clio)
  • Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary (Greenwood Press, 1996)
  • Text, Image, Message: Saints in Medieval Manuscript Illustrations (Greenwood Press, 1994)

Work in Progress

  • More than Meets the Eye: Language in the Visual Arts (forthcoming McFarland)