Jim Toub received his BA from Hampshire College and his MA and Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary University Professors Program at Boston University. For nearly ten years he lived in Aix-en-Provence, France where he taught art history and studio art at the Institute for American Universities and the Marchutz School of Art. He has also taught at the Universitie d’Angers, in Angers, France and Hampshire College.
Based on his interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate education, his teaching and research are committed to crossing boundaries and integrating studio practice with the history and theory of art. He has taught more than 30 courses at ASU primarily in the areas of modern European art, art criticism and theory and a variety of hybrid art history/studio based courses. His current scholarly and artistic interests are in the areas of landscape studies, the aesthetics of sustainable art and design, and the map as a work of art. His paintings and drawings have appeared in numerous juried or invited venues in France and the United States. His articles have appeared in such publications as the Journal of Aesthetic Education, FATE in Review, The SECAC Review, Ethics, Place and Environment and Ceramics: Art and Perception. He has been the recipient of a University of North Carolina Excellence in Teaching Award, an ASU Student Government Excellence in Teaching Award, and the College of Fine and Applied Arts award for excellence in service to the University.