Faculty Fellow and Director, Art History with Museum Studies
Clet Hall, Room 2205
Jessica DiPalma is the Faculty Fellow and Director of the Art History with Museum Studies
Program at Niagara University. An art historian, she has studied all areas of art history from
prehistoric to postmodern art. She has a special interest in modern and contemporary art and her
thesis focus area was early modern French art.
Before joining the faculty of Niagara University, Ms. DiPalma was an assistant professor of art
history at Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York. She has also taught art history courses
at Buffalo State University and Villa Maria College. Previously, Ms. DiPalma spent a decade
working in the museum field in numerous roles, including curator of education and community
engagement at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Ms. DiPalma writes and lectures extensively about art. She serves as a contributing writer for the
New York City-based The Art Story Foundation. Her academic paper, “So As Not To Be
Forgotten: Interrogations of Forgetting In Contemporary Art” was included in the Spanish
organization Brumaria’s publication Olvidar / Forgetting. She is also the author of the novel
Pride, Prejudice and Paintings (NFB Publishing) and the middle grade novel series The Jump
Ms. DiPalma received her Master of Arts degree in art history from the University at Buffalo.
She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Baldwin Wallace University, a Doctor
of Jurisprudence in law from University at Buffalo School of Law, and is an admitted attorney to
the New York State Bar.