About David Ouellette

Areas of Research Interest

  • Ancient Mesoamerica
  • Maya Hieroglyphic Writing
  • Creation Mythology
  • Narrative in Art
  • Architecture
  • Education Technology

Recent Courses Taught

  • ART1100 - Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • ART2213 - Art History III: 1750-Present
  • ART2214 - Introduction to Nonwestern Art 

Current Projects

  • Preparation for Exhibition "An Illustrated Popol Vuh"
  • Developing workbook materials for Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop 

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books

  • "Hearth of Sky: Conceptions of Time and Space among the Ancient Maya."
  • "Woodcarving and Mask Making: African Art from the Collection of Warren Robbins."
  • "Sacred Spaces and the Ideology of Kingship in the Preclassic Maya Lowlands."


  • M.A. Art History, Northern Illinois University, 2008
  • B.A. Art History, Northern Illinois University, 2005 

Awards and Honors

  • Robert Jones Beauregard Parish Historic Fund Visual Arts Endowed Professorship