Professor at Southern Adventist University in Art History
Giselle Sarli Hasel has a passion for exploring philosophical and religious movements in the history of art. She approaches art history as a practitioner with 15 years of art illustration experience, a designer of a major museum of ancient art and archaeology, and a researcher focused on the impact of art in the biblical world and ancient Near East.
She worked as a technical illustrator at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Israel, and the Horn Archaeological Museum. Her illustrations in the field of archaeology and art history have been published in numerous dictionaries and references works, including Mediterranean Peoples in Transition (Israel Exploration Society, 1998); Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible (Eerdmans, 2000); Sacred Time, Sacred Place: Archaeology and the Religion of Israel (Eisenbrauns, 2002); and Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR, 2004). In 2007 she completed 180 illustrations for a volume to be published by Harvard University Press.
Professor Hasel has been involved in archaeological excavations at Masada, the Greco-Roman fortress of Herod the Great; the major Philistine site of Tel Miqne-Ekron; and Hazor (the largest Old Testament site in Israel). These experiences reaffirmed the importance of artistic expression in the study of ceramics and architecture as influenced by both ideology and culture.
From 2002 to 2004, she served as the design director and art coordinator for the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum at Southern Adventist University. The museum, which opened in 2004, won an award from the Tennessee Association of Museums.
She earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and French (1992) from Andrews University and a Master of Arts in Religion with an emphasis on museum design (2004) from Southern Adventist University. Since then, she has taken Special Standing graduate courses at Emory University. Her educational experiences have also included living in Brazil, Canada, France, Israel, and Cyprus, where she had the opportunity to study several foreign languages and the art, architecture, and culture of those regions.
Professor Hasel teaches Art Appreciation, Ancient Art, Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, and Contemporary Art History in addition to directing the Gallery of the School of Visual Art and Design.
She is married to Michael G. Hasel, an archaeologist, and they have two daughters: Daniella and Sarah. The family enjoys international travel, snow skiing, and hiking in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
This is a powerful conversation about Archeology, family, and God’s calling on their lives. Both Michael and Giselle are remarkable human beings, who have lived a life following God. This conversation speaks about the privil...