Soodie Beasley is an accredited senior appraiser in Antiques and Decorative Arts with the American Society of Appraisers, a certified member in 20th-Century Decorative Arts and Design and accredited in Latin American Art with the Appraisers Association of America. She has held faculty positions at Park University where she developed and taught eight different face-to-face, online and study abroad courses in art history, history of design, history of architecture, and history of graphic design from 2007-2016, as well as developed and taught a course on Women Designers at The Kansas City Art Institute.
Beasley has presented at conferences for the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America, International Society of Appraisers, and The American Institute of Architects, as well as presented research on women architects, designers and photographers for a variety of different venues. She has authored six articles for the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies and Digital Journal of Advanced Appraisal Practice. She has served in curatorial positions throughout the Midwest, worked extensively in the commercial and residential design fields, written catalogue descriptions and consulted by auction houses since 2009.
Beasley earned a BA in Art History from William Smith College, Geneva, New York; an MA in Art History from the University of Missouri in Kansas City; a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from University of California, Irvine; and a four year Post-Baccalaureate Designation in Interior Architecture and Design from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been working as a professional appraiser since 2002.
She is a past board member of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art for which she served six years, a member of the Furniture History Society, Decorative Arts Society, Midwest Art History Society, and is the chapter chair of the conservation committee for DAR. Additionally, Beasley serves as a peer report reviewer for the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) certification program and on the board of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) serving as a Member-at-Large and the PR committee for which she served as co-chair.
A Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.