Laura Ursprung

Dr. Laura Ursprung Nerling

Honors Instructor



Dr. Ursprung Nerling teaches tutorials in the fields of Archaeology, Art History, Classics, and Museum Studies (For example, Mythbusters and Provenance vs. Provenience). She worked with students in the Honors College directly after graduating with her PhD in 2021 before moving to Columbia College as an Assistant Professor in the Art Department in 2022. Laura graduated from Truman State University with a B.A in Art History. She then worked on post-baccalaureate classes in Greek and Latin at MU before receiving her M.A in Visual Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, followed by her PhD in Art History and Archaeology from MU in 2021. She regularly conducts research in Greece on identity, mortuary studies, and the reception of classical antiquity in the 18th and 19th century.