Sharon Dale has a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Brooklyn College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.A. and Ph. D. in Art History from Rutgers University. A specialist in Italian Renaissance art and Italian fourteenth century history, she has published numerous articles on iconography, hagiography, and papal diplomacy.
A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is the author of Frederick Hurten Rhead: An English Potter in America (1986), and the co-editor with Duane Osheim of Chronicling History: Chroniclers and Historians in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (2007). Forthcoming in 2012 is Dr. Dale's The Arca di Sant' Agostino and the Hermits of St. Augustine in Fourteenth Century Pavia.