Bridget Vasterling McDaniel is a Professor of Art History within the Department of Visual Arts at McNeese State University. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from Louisiana State University, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. She specializes in ancient sculpture, having established a new stylistic category for Ionian sculpture of the fourth century B.C. to aid in the process of sculptural attribution. Her research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences and she has been the recipient of multiple grants and endowed professorships in support of her research and teaching. McDaniel is coordinator of the Visual Arts Academic Studies Abroad Program. She has taught McNeese students at locations around the world including China, Egypt, Peru, Greece, Turkey, and Western Europe. At McNeese, McDaniel has been a leader in online teaching and innovative learning methods, receiving the first President's Award for Outstanding Innovative Teaching, as well as Outstanding Communicator of the Year Award. She has extensive training in the areas of adult learning, course design and delivery, and accelerated course models. She has been the principal investigator of multiple U.S. Department of Education and Louisiana Board of Regents grants resulting in the creation of the Visual Resource Center for the Department of Visual Arts, within which she serves as Curator. She has served on the McNeese Faculty Senate, and numerous university committees including the Alternative and Electronic Learning Advisory Committee, the Studies Abroad Committee, and the Honors College Committee. McDaniel serves on the Board of Directors for the Imperial Calcasieu Museum and collaborates with community groups, local elementary and high schools, and community and technical colleges to provide lectures and lessons in art history.