Betsy Stepina Zinn

Class of 2002, Major in English and World Literatures

“The most important thing I learned from the [EWL] department was to read closely and carefully. A degree in English is invaluable for developing critical thinking skills that can be applied to all career fields. So, even though I’m an art historian, the act of reading a text translates into critically examining visual art.”

An editor and art historian, Betsy started her career in art publishing and continues to edit for various museums and institutions. She’s also pursued graduate work in art history, specializing in modern and contemporary art (especially conceptual art). After she graduated from MMC, Betsy worked as an editor in the Department of Publications at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013 she earned her MA in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since then, Betsy has worked as a freelance editor for various museums/art publishers and is the current editor of the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture, a five-volume publication to be released in 2016. Betsy resides in Texas and is a PhD student in Art History at Rice University.


Class Year and Major

Class of 2002, Major in English and World Literatures

English and World Literatures