Kimberly Reid-Schafer has been with Academy of Art University since 1996 teaching a wide range of art history courses. Ms. Schafer holds two graduate degrees from Oxford Brookes University (formerly Oxford Polytechnic), and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art history (fine art, painting) and a minor in anthropology. Her graduate thesis focused on the twentieth century British artist Stanley Spencer and was concerned with the subject of primitivism.
As a professional art historian, Ms. Schafer has worked at Butterfield & Butterfield in the Restoration department, worked at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, and Courtland Institute, as well as the Museum of London Archaeological Service. She has traveled extensively through Europe as well as China and Tibet.