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. 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 the Academic Director for George Mason's Winter Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy, and is a frequent contributor to the Smithsonian’s Resident Associate Program.
“The Rhetoric of Power: Della Rovere Palaces and Processional Routes in Late Fifteenth-Century Rome” in Patronage, Gender and the Arts in Early Modern Italy: Essays in Honor of Carolyn Valone, Katherine A. McIver and Cynthia Stollhans, eds. Italica Press, 2015
“Piety and Public Consumption: Domenico, Girolamo, and Giuliano della Rovere at Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome” in Patronage and Dynasty: The Rise of the della Rovere in Renaissance Italy, Ian Verstegen, editor. (Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies). Truman State University Press, 2005