Virginia Poston teaches undergraduate-level courses in art history and the humanities, teaching both halves of the Art History survey, but specializing in the art of ancient Greece and Rome. Her MA in Art History is from the University of Oregon, Eugene. Her doctoral-level work in Art History has been done at the Ohio State University, Columbus. Her PhD dissertation research is on the motif of the Rankenfrau, a human-vegetal hybrid that appears in Hellenistic and Roman art. Her research also extends into the fields of Medieval European and Central Asian art.
She is also the Art Resource Curator for the Art Department, managing the digital and 35-mm slide visual resources. Her most recent scholarly presentation was on the statue from Primaporta of the Roman Emperor Augustus.