Staff and Key Faculty Contacts

Key Faculty Contacts

Department Chair

Elizabeth Prelinger

Director, Undergraduate Studies in Art History

Ian Bourland

Director, Undergraduate Studies in Art (Interim)

Scott Hutchison

Director, Art and Museum Studies Program

Lisa Strong

Interim Director, Georgetown University Art Galleries

Al Acres

Art Classroom Manager

Scott Hutchison


Andrea Gallelli Huezo

Department Administrator

Andrea Gallelli Huezo specializes in the art and architecture of Latin America from Pre-Conquest to Modern. Throughout her courses, she explores Latin American history, belief systems, and traditions as displayed in art, material culture, and architecture while emphasizing the interaction between native traditions and imported ideas concerning religion, race, gender, politics, rituals, and daily life. Moreover, in her classroom, she introduces students to the major artistic movements focusing on the regional and global changes that defined, challenged, or shaped Latin American art and culture. Some of her recent courses include Pre-Conquest Art, Latin American Art I, Latin American Art II, Latin American Myth & Ritual, Race & Color in Latin America, Spectacle in Latin America, and ProtestArte. Gallelli Huezo’s research interests include spectacle, processions, and theatre in Latin America, Spain, and Islam. Her current research project explores the intersection of spectacle, memory, and senses in Latin America.

In addition to her academic role, Andrea Gallelli Huezo brings extensive operational and personnel management experience to our Department and the broader Georgetown University community.

Em Aufuldish (she/they)

Department and Graduate Program Coordinator

As the Department and Graduate Program Coordinator for the Art and Art History Department, Em (she/her) is responsible for the Department’s daily operations, including Studio Arts, Art History, Art & Museum Studies, and the Art Galleries. Em grew up in California and graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2017 with honors in Art History. She has worked in museums and archives, as well as in arts administration. Most recently, she worked as the Gallery Manager for the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College. Contact Em at

Emma McMorran (she/her)

Exhibitions and Public Programs Manager

As the Exhibitions & Public Programs Manager for the Georgetown University Art Galleries, Emma oversees the logistics and events for the Galleries. A 2022 graduate of the Art & Museum Studies Master’s Program, Emma is passionate about Georgetown and its students. Originally from Atlanta, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Georgia. Prior to her current job, Emma interned with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Atlanta History Center.