Associate Professor, Art Education
School of Art
As a faculty in the School of Art, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Art Education. Additionally, I coordinate all Graduate Programs in the School of Art, which encompasses advising, recruitment, and policy. My research threads include deeper understanding of gender issues in art education, narrative inquiry as knowledge construction, equitable pedagogy at all levels of art education, the symbiotic relationship of motherhood and academia, inclusive and equitable art curriculum for students with special needs, and teaching art to the elderly with dementia.
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
Art Educator, K-12 for Ravenna City Schools, Bedford City Schools, Solon City Schools; Consultant, Gifted Art Education: Warren City Schools
likes most about kent state university:
Without a doubt, my students drive me daily to model what I profess is quality art education and pedagogy. Their dedication inspires me to be my best. It is a joy to be a part of the Kent State family whose ripples of inspiration are far-reaching. At Kent State I am able to weave my scholarship with my practice, a privilege I value dearly as well. I am proud to be a KSU Alum and faculty.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
The diversity of the Kent and Regional campuses and surrounding areas makes Kent State an incredible place to work and live. Students, faculty, and staff exhibit creativity and passion everyday, creating a vibrant and exciting atmosphere.
North Olmsted, OH
Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Kent State University
M.A., Art Education, Kent State University
B.A., Art Education, Kent State University
Visiting art venues, collecting beads from around the world, walking in area National Parks, exploring nature with my son, thrift and antique shopping with my daughter, reading, especially books my teenage children are reading