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Cristina Hernandez

Professor of Art History


AHIS 4/4H: Western Art—Prehistory through Gothic

AHIS 8: Medieval Art and Architecture

AHIS 10: Greek and Roman Art and Architecture

AHIS 12/12H: Precolumbian Art and Architecture

AHIS 14: Rome: the Ancient City

AHIS 15: Art, Archaeology, and Culture of Pompeii


Building: 26D 2481 P
(909) 274-4321

BA — Art History, UC Santa Barbara

MA — Art History, UC Santa Barbara

MA — Classical Mediterranean Studies, University of Leicester (UK)

Doctoral candidate, Roman Archaeology, University of Leicester (UK)

Chair, Art History Department (2015–2019)

Chair (de facto), Art History Program (1998–2015)

Academic Senate

Faculty Association

Educational Design Committee

Curriculum and Instruction Council



Cristina Hernandez


Cristina Hernandez has studied art history for over 30 years, focusing on Classical and Precolumbian cultures. Her current research is devoted to Roman architectural history and archaeology, specializing in Pompeian domestic structures and house baths, in particular.


Hired at Mt. SAC in 1997, Professor Hernandez committed her energies to developing the art history program — including Honors Program and distance learning courses. She has also taught abroad, served as department chair, and been a member of various academic committees, including the Faculty Association, Academic Senate, Educational Design Committee, and Curriculum and Instruction Council.


Today, the Art History Department is the only fully-developed and autonomous art history department in the California Community College system, preparing students to critically analyze the visual world around us.