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William Schwaller

Art History PhD, Tyler School of Art and Architecture ’20

“Temple has given me a great venue, the time to focus my research and really find myself as an art historian. Similarly, it has prepared me to teach, with ample opportunities, and to develop a style that empowers and engages my students.”


William Schwaller is a 2018 Fulbright awardee pursuing his PhD in Art History in Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture, studying transnational systems theories and experimental art in Argentina. When deciding where to attend graduate school, William was attracted to Temple and Philadelphia because of the city’s museums, culture and proximity to New York City and Washington, D.C., all of which align with his education and career goals. William describes these as the perfect circumstances for an art historian, as they present opportunities to expand his studies both in Philadelphia and in the greater arts community.

At Temple, William considers the highlights of his doctoral program at Temple to be his internship at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the friendships he’s made with fellow students, and opportunities to take courses with and work alongside practicing artists. Following graduation, William will remain committed to education, and is interested in pursuing careers in both academics and museums.