Yoshio Kusaba is responsible for ancient and medieval art history and Oriental art on the lower and upper division levels, which are also designated as GE, WP and Non-Western. He regularly teaches courses in Art 1A, Art History Survey I (Western Ancient and Medieval); Art 2A, Far Eastern Art (Survey of Indian, Chinese and Japanese Art); Art 243, Medieval Art; Art 244, Chinese and Japanese Art; Art 252, Greek Art; and Art 253, Roman Art. All the 200-level courses have the 300-level graduate offering.
His research area is medieval architecture, with emphasis on Romanesque and Gothic architecture of the 12th and 13th centuries in England and France. His recent publications include articles on Canterbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, and artistic patronage of Bishop Henry of Blois of Winchester in the 12th century. His current studies include chronology of Salisbury Cathedral and monographic work on Bishop Henry's patronage. He was a fellow of the 1993 NEH Summer Seminar on "spolia" in Rome held at the American Academy.
1983 PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, In., (Art History-Medieval Art)
1974 Master of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1970 Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1976-Present Professor, California State University, Chico, CA
1995 Public Presentation, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University,
1990 Public Presentation, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
1975-76 Instructor, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1972-75 Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana