Susan Kart, PhD

Senior Associate

Associate, Education, Executive Search, Higher Education

Susan joins Storbeck Search following an academic and curatorial career of more than twenty years.

She brings expertise in the interdisciplinary humanities to Storbeck, with particular focus on small to mid-size liberal arts institutions and local and international art organizations. Prioritizing equity and inclusion, improving campus and workplace climate, and increasing access to education and the arts continue to be driving forces in her work as a recruiter.

Susan is a historian of the arts of Africa; her research, publications and exhibitions focus on West and Central Africa, specifically concerning the display and consumption of African art, along with the social lives of art objects and art movements. Widely traveled in France and West Africa, Susan is fluent in French and Wolof and speaks several other European languages as well. She has published widely in academic journals and has held teaching and research appointments at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY), Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), SCAD (Savannah, GA), and both of her alma maters.


PhD, Art History, Arts of Africa
Columbia University

MA, MPhil, Art History
Columbia University

AB, Art History
Smith College