Laura Evans is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Art Education and the Coordinator of Art Museum Education Certificate at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Evans received her PhD in Art Education, with a Museum Studies specialization, at The Ohio State University, a Master’s in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor’s in Art History at Denison University. Evans spent the summer of 2013 in Italy as part of the Association of Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA) and is a specialist in the history and prevention of art crime and cultural heritage preservation.
Previous to her PhD, Evans was a year-long fellow at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC in the Department of Education. She has also interned or worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Lodell Gallery in New Zealand, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for Contemporary Art, the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, the Denison Museum of Denison University, and the University Art Centre at the University of Toronto.