Dr. Jodi Kovach joined the Gund team in 2015 with over 15 years experience in curatorial and museum work, undergraduate teaching, and commercial design. Kovach has taught art and design history at Columbus College of Art & Design for four years, during which time she co-developed a curriculum for a history of art and visual culture BFA. Prior to relocating to central Ohio, she was the assistant to the director and chief curator at the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum (opened in 2007) and the former University Gallery at Washington University. In this capacity she helped curate exhibitions and research and write didactic materials and catalogue entries for a range of projects. She has contributed to multiple major catalogues, including Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009), The Geometry of Hope: Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection (Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas and Grey Gallery, NYU, 2007), Reality Bites: Making Avant-Garde Art in Post-Wall Germany (Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, Washington University, 2007), and Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art (Mildred Lane Kemper Museum, Washington University, 2005). For five years, between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she illustrated and designed greeting cards, package design and social expression products for Gibson Greetings and other major corporations. Kovach holds a BFA (cum laude) in painting from Miami University and a MA and PhD in modern and contemporary art history from Washington University in St. Louis. Her MA and PhD research focused on modern and contemporary Mexican art and visual culture, including the work of Gabriel Orozco, Carlos Amorales and Pedro Reyes.