Lisa Passaglia Bauman received her PhD in Art History from Northwestern University. Her scholarly interests focus on cardinals as patrons in late fifteenth-century Rome and the elaborate rhetoric of patronage of the della Rovere family. She is the author of “Piety and Public Consumption: Domenico, Girolamo and Julius II della Rovere at Santa Maria del Popolo,” in Patronage and Dynasty. The Rise of the della Rovere in Renaissance Italy, ed. Ian F. Verstegen, Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies Series, 2007. Before coming to George Mason University, she worked at the Art Institute of Chicago and held teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. In 2007, Dr. Bauman was awarded George Mason University’s Teaching Excellence Award. She is a frequent contributor to the Smithsonian’s Resident Associate Program.