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Necia Gelker

Dr. Gelker received her BA., MA, and Ph.D. degrees in Art History from the University of Southern California (USC). She lives in Los Angeles.

Fall 2020 M T W Th F
Office Hours*
2:00-4:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 2:00-4:00pm 1:00-3:00pm  

*Students are invited to meet with their professors during office hours or by appointment. COC meetings may alter this schedule. My office is in Mentry 230. I'm always available for a quick chat before or after classes (Mentry Hall #305). We can speak then or arrange to meet at another time. I can often be found in the COC Art Gallery. Meetings and such can alter the afternoon schedule. I live in LA; the Sepulveda Pass (405) can cause delays for morning classes.

*Please know that all questions are welcomed.
Necia Gelker, Ph.D.
Art History
Mentry Hall 230 



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