Krebs Center Staff

Davis Schneiderman, Executive Director of the Krebs Center for the Humanities and Professor of English

Davis SchneidermanDavis Schneiderman is the Executive Director of the Krebs Center for the Humanities and Professor of English and served as Lake Forest College’s Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty from 2017-2023, and prior to that served as Associate Dean of the Faculty from 2013-2017.

Dr. Schneiderman leads Krebs Center in its mission to promote excellence in humanities teaching and scholarship, as well as public recognition of the humanities, and the Center’s initial emphasis on the humanities in the age of AI marks the College’s commitment to the continuing relevance of humanistic study and inquiry.

Dr. Schneiderman is the author or editor of more than 10 books and his work focuses on areas of contemporary interest, including the humanities and artificial intelligence, copyright and digital plagiarism, remix culture, and the technological innovations emerging from the interplay of avant-garde and mainstream practices. He is currently working on several projects related to the author William S. Burroughs, including editorial work for Cambridge University Press. 

He has read and performed around the country and world, including at the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington D.C, the University of London Institute in Paris, and in venues in Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and Morocco, among others. His journalism and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including, The Chicago Tribune, and The Iowa Review. He was a long-time contributor forThe Huffington Post,and has interviewed John Waters, Regina Taylor, and Aleksandar Hemon, among many others.

Ann Roberts, James D. Vail Professor of Art History Emerita

Ann RobertsAnn M. Roberts taught at Lake Forest College in the Department of Art and Art History, from which she retired as the James D. Vail Professor of Art History. A specialist in late medieval and early modern art, she taught courses on many topics for 26 years, including surveys of European art in the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance periods and thematic courses on topics like Landscape and Representation, Women, Art and Society, and Domesticity in the Renaissance. She also served for several years as an Associate Dean of the Faculty. Her research spans both Northern and Southern Renaissance art. Her publications include Dominican Women and Renaissance Art (2008) and the latest editions of Janson’s History of Art (2006 and later). Articles and reviews have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Burlington Magazine, Speculum, and the Renaissance Quarterly