Art Education Graduate Students

Arts education is characterized by multi-disciplinary ways of understanding research and, to the same degree, by the nature of the research field itself. Each research field is characterized by specific culturally, socially, and historically influenced ideas, structures, patterns, and goals. Researchers in the College of Visual Arts and Design's art education program investigate, break barriers and develop new theories of art teaching and learning and prepare themselves to be researchers and professors of art education at colleges and universities. 


Moneerah Alayar, Ph.D., 2021 
Metal, Pedagogy, Woman, Kuwait: An Autoethnographic Feminist Approach to Questioning Systems Of Education


Noura Shuqair, Ph.D., 2020
Islamic Patterns as an Allegory for an F-1 Student’s Experience in the Context of Global Capitalism: The Aesthetics of Cognitive Mapping as an Approach to Arts-Based Research


Lama Harkan, Ph.D., 2019
Creative Networks: Toward Mapping Creativity in a Design Classroom

Merfat Mohammed Bassi, Ph.D., 2019
A Somatic Mindfulness Project Exploring the Effects of Meditation on Art Appreciation in the Gallery Setting

David Herman Jr., Ph.D., 2019
Perceiving Indeterminacy: A Theoretical Framework of the Perceptual Rite of Passage for Preadolescents


Sarah Travis, Ph.D., 2018
Portraits of Young Artists: Artworlds, In/Equity, and Dis/Identification in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D., 2018
Dis/appearance, In/visibility and the Transitioning Body on Social Media: A Post-Qualitative & Multimodal Inquiry

Emily Hood, Ph.D., 2018
Creative Matter: Exploring the Co-Creative Nature of Things


Lucy Bartholomee, Ph.D., 2017
How does it feel to be creative? A phenomenological investigation of the creative experience in kinetic places

Liz Langdon, Ph.D., 2017
Place-based and Intergenerational Learning


Jeremy Blair, Ph.D., 2016
Animated Autoethnographies: Using Stop Motion Animation as a Catalyst for Self-acceptance in the Art Classroom



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