Curriculum Vita


Lisa Andrus-Rivera                                                                  Fall, 2012                                     (formerly Lisa [Elisabeth] Fellows Andrus)                                                          

3350 SW Bond Avenue

Unit 2001

Portland, Oregon 97239





Columbia University, New York, NY,  Ph.D.

Columbia University, New York, NY,  M.A.

Barnard College, New York, NY,  B.A. with honors in Art History 1967


Professional Experience


Professor Emeritus, Portland State University, 1999

Professor of Art History, Portland State University, 1995-1999

Associate Professor, Portland State University, 1984-1995

Assistant Professor of Art History, Portland State University, 1976-1984

Preceptor in Art History, Art Humanities, Columbia College, 1971-1972




Measure and Design in American Painting. 1976. Advisor: Barbara Novak




“Albert Bierstadt,”  “Ralph Blakelock,”   “DeScott Evans,”   “George Inness,”

                “Eastman Johnson,”   “Homer Dodge Martin,”   “William Sartain,”

                “Gilbert Stuart.”  Portland Art Museum Selected Works,  Portland

                Oregon, 1996

“American Impressionism and John H. Trullinger.” The Legacy of  John H.   

               Trullinger, (Exh. cat., Heritage Museum) Clapsop County Heritage

                Museum, Astoria, OR, 1989

“Taking its Architectual Place in the Portland Skyline.” [Michael Graves’

               Portland Building] Northwest.  Pp 6-8, The Oregonian. 14

                February, 1982.

“Design and Measurement in Luminist Art.” American Light.

                  (Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art) Washington, D.C., 1980

Measure and Design in American Art.  New York: Garland Publishing, 1997




American Art and Architecture

                   Art Department: upper division elective

                   History Department: Public History Program  (1979-1980)

                   Six Lectures in team- taught American Value Conflicts, Fall,1993

                   University Studies: American Nineteenth Century Cluster

Ancient Art

                   Art Department: upper division elective

                   University Studies: Greek Civilization Cluster, Archeology Cluster

History of Architecture

                   Art Department: upper division elective

                   Architecture concentration: requirement

History of Western Art

                    Art Department: lower division requirement

Special Studies:

                   Research papers, internships, tutorials




John Singer Sargent for Docents, Portland Art Museum, Fall, 2000

The Hudson River School, Portland Art Museum, Fall, 1999

Thomas Eakins and the Undraped Figure: The Naked Nude. Pacific Northwest

                   American Studies Association, April 10, 1997, Portland, OR

The Bauhaus, Contemporary Arts Gallery, March 20, 1997, Portland, OR

Portland Architecture: Cast-Iron to Post –Modern, PSU Weekend, October,

                  1995, 1996,1997

American Colonial Portraiture for Docents, Portland Art Museum, May 14,


Storm around the Calm: Action and Reaction in Pre and Post Classical Art,

                    for lecture series: The Glory that was Greece,  Portland State

                    University, November 23, 1994           

American Light: Luminism and Impressionism, Portland Art Museum, March

                    14, 1993

Downtown Architecture: Continuity and Contrast. PSU Weekend, October 10,


Music in Art from Prehistory to the Renaissance, Portland Baroque Orchestra,

                   Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR

Ancient Art, Oasis, November 18, Portland, OR, 1992

Medieval Art, Oasis, November 25, Portland, OR, 1992

The Architecture of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Gothic Revival,

                  The Westminster Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR, March 1, 1992

American Impressionism, Flavel House, Astoria, OR, April, 30, 1989

American Landscape Painting, for Docents, Portland Art Museum, January,

                  11, 1989

The American Romantic Painters, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland,

                   OR, February 19, 1988

Portland Architecture Cast-Iron to Post-Modern, Danforth Society, Lewis and

                   Clark College, Portland, OR, April 4, 1987. (Lecture and walking tour)

Frederic Church and Luminism, College Instructors of Art History, Lewis and

                   Clark College, Portland, OR, May 14, 1984

American Figurative Art from the Corcoran Gallery in Context, for Docents,

                    Portland Art Museum, November 15, 1982

American Landscape in Art, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Cascade Head,

                    OR, July 17-18, 1982

John Singleton Copley’s American and English Styles, D.A.R., Portland, OR,

                    February 24, 1982

The Failure of John Trumbull as History Painter of the American Revolution,

                    D.A.R., Portland, OR, January 26, 1981

The History of American Architecture 1850-1930 in Relation to the

                    Architecture of McMinnville, McMinnville City Hall, McMinnville, OR, 

                     March 26, 1980

The Tomb of Tutankhamen in the Tradition of Egyptian Art (coinciding with

                   the travelling exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum) Portland State

                   University, businesses and organizations, Portland, OR, 1978


Selective Community Service


Cultural District Council, 1996-97

 Board Dynamics Lecture and Panel Discussion,      

                  Oregon History Center, April 24th.1995

 Trustee of the Portland Art Museum, 1991-97

                   Chair, Museum Committee, 1992-96

                   Collections Committee, 1991-2001

                   Executive Committee, 1992-1996

                   Chair, Search Committee for Director  (John Buchanan) 1996

                   Museum Committee, 1991-92


Honors and Grants


 Portland State University:  Special Performance Salary Increase, 1994

 Portland State University:  Merit Pay Increase, 1992, 1990,1984

 Fulbright Group Grant, North Yemen, Tunisia, 1989

 AASLA  (American Association for State and Local History)

                   Grant with Clapsop County Historical Society, 1988