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Dr. Amanda S Alexander

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[Alexander, Dr. Amanda S]
  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Amanda Alexander is an Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Art Education in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Texas Arlington. Dr. Alexander teaches five undergraduate courses including a summer visual culture class, works as the liaison between the Art + Art History Department and the College of Education for the art education students, periodically guides independent studies for students, and sits on MFA committees for graduate students in the department. Alexander’s research explores (inter)national and local community-based arts research and learning, sustainable social and culture development, and social justice.   

Dr. Alexander’s community-based research incorporates participatory action research, service-learning, autoethnography, co-creation design methods, and is grounded in critical theories. She uses these methodologies and theories in connection with sites of cultural and artistic (re)production including schools, museums, community arts organizations, and international cooperative groups. Dr. Alexander is centrally concerned with art education students’ ability to be more civically engaged individuals, see art as a means to make meaning, and have an interdisciplinary, global perspective. Her thirteen years of living, working, and conducting research in Peru with Native artists and conducting local Texas research has led to presentations and publications in journals such as: the International Journal for Education through Art, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Art Education, the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Alexander graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) with a Ph.D. in Art Education and a focus in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy in 2010. Prior to her Ph.D., she received a Masters of Arts degree in Arts Policy and Administration in 2007 from OSU and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business in 2000 from Indiana University-Bloomington. Professionally, Dr. Alexander worked in Marketing for several years, completed Peace Corps service from 2002-2005, worked for both the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, taught with Upward Bound--a program dedicated to preparing inner city high school kids for college, and taught at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Alexander serves on many interdisciplinary advisory boards at UTA and with statewide, national, and international arts/art education organizations.

Professional Preparation

    • 2010 PhD in Arts Administration, Education, and PolicyOhio State University
    • 2007 MA in Cultural Policy & Arts AdministrationOhio State University
    • 2000 BS in Business-MarketingIndiana University-Bloomington

Appointments

    • Aug 2017 to Present Facilitator/Teacher
      Center for Service Learning Faculty Fellows
    • Aug 2017 to Present Associate Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Art + Art History Department
    • Aug 2011 to Aug 2017 Assistant Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • May 2011 to July 2011 Independent Researcher (with Dr. James Sanders)
      The Ohio State University
    • Jan 2014 to May 2015 Facilitator/Teacher
      Center for Community Service Learning Faculty Fellows
    • Aug 2010 to June 2011 Assistant Professor
      Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
    • Sept 2007 to June 2010 Researcher for Executive Director Kathleen Fox
      Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
    • Sept 2007 to Aug 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      The Ohio State University
    • Aug 2007 to Dec 2007 Public Information Office Intern
      Ohio Arts Council
    • Aug 2008 to June 2009 Arts Enrichment Specialist
      Upward Bound Program
    • Sept 2005 to Aug 2007 Barnett Fellow
      The Ohio State University
    • June 2005 to Aug 2005 Researcher
      Depuy, A Johnson & Johnson Company
    • Nov 2002 to Feb 2005 Peace Corps Volunteer
      Peace Corps Peru
    • Oct 2000 to Sept 2002 Marketing Specialist
      Teachers Credit Union
    • May 1999 to May 2000 Marketing Coordinator/Copywriter
      Indiana Memorial Union Marketing Department

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Aug 2007 to Present International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies
    • Aug 2010 to May 2011 Erie Art Museum
    • Aug 2007 to May 2010 American Association of Exporters and Importers
    • Aug 2007 to May 2010 Columbus Council on World Affairs
    • Aug 2007 to May 2010 UNICEF
    • Aug 2005 to May 2007 Americans for the Arts
  • Membership
    • Aug 2014 to Present National Art Education Association, Women and Gender SIG
    • Aug 2012 to Present International Qualitative Inquiry Group
    • Aug 2011 to Present Texas Art Education Association
    • Mar 2011 to Present National Art Education Association, Community Arts SIG
    • Aug 2010 to Present National Art Education Association, Public Policy & Arts Administration SIG
    • Aug 2007 to Present U.S. Society for Education through the Arts
    • Aug 2007 to Present International Society for Education through the Arts
    • Aug 2007 to Present National Art Education Association, LGBTQ SIG
    • Aug 2005 to Present National Art Education Association
    • Aug 2007 to May 2010 Ohio Art Education Association
    • Aug 2005 to May 2010 Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts (STP&A)
    • Aug 2005 to May 2007 Ohio Aliiance for Arts Education
    • Aug 2005 to May 2007 Ohio Citizens for the Arts

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2016 CoLA Cure to Care Grant sponsored by College of Liberal ArtsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Operation Bluebird: Art Therapy for Veterans at UTA
      Grant awarded to develop workshops and study art therapy for veterans at UTA.

    • Aug  2016 UTA Interdiscipinary Research Grant sponsored by UTA Office of the Provost
      Description:

      Green STEAM: Using Principles of Design to Power the Development of Outdoor Educational Spaces

    • May  2016 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by Art + Art History DepartmentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Voted on by the faculty in the Art + Art History Dept. Given at the end of 2015/16 academic year.

    • May  2016 Fulbright-Hays Research Seminar - Senegal, West Africa sponsored by United States Department of Education
      Description:

      The Fulbright-Hays award sent me and 15 other academics from across the U.S. to Senegal, West Africa to study the culture and diversity of the country.

    • Mar  2016 Western Region Higher Education Art Educator Award sponsored by National Art Education Association
      Description:

      Awarded for my art education work in the national western region which includes 16 U.S. states and 3 Canadian territories.

    • May  2015 Outstanding Research of the Year Award sponsored by Art + Art History DepartmentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Given within the department to faculty who excelled that year in research.

    • Nov  2014 Outstanding Art Educator - Higher Education Award sponsored by Texas Art Education Association
      Achievements:

      Edited the statewide journal Trends, the Journal of the Texas Art Education Association for three years; and attended and presented at TAEA conferences and council at large meetings.

    • May  2014 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by Art + Art History DepartmentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Given in the Department of Art + Art History at the end of each year.

    • Aug  2013 Center for Community Service Learning Faculty Scholar sponsored by Center for Community Service LearningStudent AffairsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Achievements:

      Publishing and presenting research from when I was a CCSL Faculty Fellow the previous year.

      Description:

      The Center for Community Service Learning chooses one outstanding scholar from UTA to participate in the Faculty Fellows program as a scholar after participating as a fellow. The role is to continue producing research and teaching other faculty about service learing.

    • Jan  2013 UTA Research Enhancement Grant sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Received funding to travel and conduct research in Cajamarca, Peru.

    • Aug  2012 Center for Community Service Learning Faculty Fellow sponsored by Center for Community Service LearningStudent AffairsOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
      Description:

      Participated in the Faculty Fellows program to learn about and implement service learning into courses. 

Research and Expertise

  • Amanda Alexander, PhD
    Professional Interests: community-based arts learning, arts/cultural policy, arts administration, international policy and development, sustainable social and cultural development, technology in art education, technology in social and cultural development, interactive arts, international trade laws, human rights, arts advocacy, Fair Trade movement --------------- Research Interests: participatory action research, autoethnography, mixed methods, co-creation design methods, critical theory (Marxist to post-colonialism); Areas: Peru

Publications

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • Alexander, A. (In Progress). An autoethnographic account: The effects of globalization on artists in Cajamarca, Perú, Studies in Art Education

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter Forthcoming
      • Alexander, A. (Accepted). Peruvian artists-crafters-makers. In E. Garber, L. Hochtritt & M. Sharma (Eds.), Makers, crafters, educators: Working for cultural change, (pp. xx), London, England: Routledge Taylor & Francis. 

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      Forthcoming
      • Alexander, A. (Under Review). Peruvian artists-crafters-makers. In E. Garber, L. Hochtritt & M. Sharma (Eds.), Makers, crafters, educators: Working for cultural change, (pp. xx), London, England: Routledge Taylor & Francis. 

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      Forthcoming
      • Alexander, A. (Under Review). Peruvian artists-crafters-makers. In E. Garber, L. Hochtritt & M. Sharma (Eds.), Makers, crafters, educators: Working for cultural change, (pp. xx), London, England: Routledge Taylor & Francis. 

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2017
      • Alexander, A. (2017). Adjusting one’s self: An educator’s experience in a Peruvian community. In S. Travis, A. Kraehe, E. Hood, & T. Lewis (Eds.), Pedagogies in the flesh: Case studies on the embodiment of sociocultural differences in education, (pp. 159-162), New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2017
      • Alexander, A. & Schlemmer, R. (2017). The convergence of critical pedagogy with arts-based service-learning. In R. Shin (Ed.), Convergence of contemporary art, visual culture, and global civic engagement, (pp. 1-23), Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Essay 2017
      Journal Article 2017
      • Alexander, A. (2017). Sustaining huaco making in Perú: A decolonizing study with a native knowledge bearer, International Journal of Education through Art, 13(1), 23-41.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • Alexander, A. (2015). What is a hauco? Native Peruvian cultural heritage and the intersection with art pedagogy. InSEA iMag, 1(1), 61-69.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Alexander, A. (2015). Engaging a developmentally disabled community through arts-based service-learning, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 19(4), 183-206.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Alexander, A. & Ho, T. (2015). Gaming worlds: Secondary students creating an interactive video game. Art Education, 68(1), 28-36.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Newsletter Article 2014
      • Alexander, A. (2014, April). Conversation with Read Diket. National Art Education Association News, 56(2), p. 23.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2013
      • Sinclair, A. & Alexander, A. (2013). Using Photovoice to Juxtapose Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies with Stakeholder Needs: An Examination of Detroit. [Abstract]. 6th Global Supply Chain Management Conference, Detroit, MI.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Alexander, A. (2013). Pre-Service Art Teachers and Service-Learning with a Special Needs Community. [Abstract] International Society for Education through the Arts, Canterbury, UK.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Alexander, A. & Sharma, M. (2013). (Pre)determined occupations: The postcolonial hybridizing of identity and art forms in third world spaces. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 33, pp. 86-104.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Alexander, A., Sanders, J., Miller, J. & DeJong, C. (2012/13). Examining Fair Trade as an Art Education opportunity. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 30, pp. 103-126.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Alexander, A., Montiel-Ishino, F.A., Meredith, A., & Evans, J. (2013). A transdisciplinary preservation project of Andean cultural heritage. International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 5(4), pp. 1-8.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Alexander, A. (2013). Interview with Stephen Lapthisophon. Trends, the Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, pp. 71-74.

        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2013
      • Alexander, A. (2013, February). Fair Trade in the Art Classroom: Empowering Youth as Global Citizens. National Art Education Association News, 55(1), p. 16.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Alexander, A. (2013, April). The pARTnership Movement. National Art Education Association News, 55(2), p. 13.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Alexander, A. (2013, July). Post-NAEA Convention: PPAA Highlights. National Art Education Association News, 55(3), p. 23.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2012
      • Alexander, A. (2012, February). Examining Fair Trade's Inception, History and Context, National Art Education Association News, 54(1), p. 17.   
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Alexander, A. (2012, April). Survey Research on Consumer's Perceptions of the Fair Trade Movement. National Art Education Association News, 54(2), p. 17.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Alexander, A. (2012, July). PPAA Post Conference Urge for Membership. National Art Education Association News, 54(3), p. 18.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Alexander, A. (2012). Co-designing a “storefront website” with artists in Cajamarca, Peru. In E.B.-N. Sanders & P.J. Stappers (Eds.), Convivial Toolbox, (pp. 268-269), Amesterdam, UK: BIS Publishers. 
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2011
      • Alexander, A. (2011, October). PPAA SIG Sexual Orientation Policy Research. National Art Education Association News, 53(4), p. 15.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2011
      • Alexander, A. (2011, December). A Fair Trade Introduction. National Art Education Association News, 53(5), p. 15.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2011
      • Alexander, A. (2011, July). PPAA SIG Introduction. National Art Education Association News, 53(3), p. 15.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 2010
      • Alexander, A. (2010). Collaboratively developing a Web site with artists in Cajamarca, Peru: A participatory action research study. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [Dissertation]

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Technical Report 2007
      • Alexander, A. (2007). Mid-Ohioan’s perceptions of Fair Trade. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [Master's Thesis]

        {Technical Report} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • November  2017
      Art Therapy for Veterans at the University of Texas Arlington
      Alexander, A. (November 2017). Art Therapy for Veterans at the University of Texas Arlington. Paper presented at the American Art Therapy Association, Albuquerque, NM.
    • August  2017
      The Convergence of Critical Pedagogy with Arts-Based Service-Learning
      Alexander, A. & Schlemmer, R. (August 2017). The Convergence of Critical Pedagogy with Arts-Based Service-Learning. Paper accepted at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Daegu, South Korea.
    • August  2017
      From Print-shop to Maker-space: Actively Engaging Communities in the Digital World
      Alexander, A. & Cook, S. (August 2017). From Print-shop to Maker-space: Actively Engaging Communities in the Digital World. Paper accepted at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Daegu, South Korea.
    • August  2017
      Fostering Humanity through Arts
      Alexander, A. (August 2017). Fostering Humanity through Arts. Chaired a panel at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Daegu, South Korea.
    • March  2017
      Higher Education Forum: University Reward Structures and the Homogenization of Scholarship
      Casto, J., Kraehe, A., Blandy, D., Alexander, A., Pfeiler-Wunder, A., Schlemmer, R., & Costantino, T. (March 2017). Higher Education Forum: University Reward Structures and the Homogenization of Scholarship. Paper presented for the forum at the National Art Education Association, NY, New York.
    • March  2017
      Diversity and Religion in Senegal: Understanding Social Relations for Teaching and Learning Contexts
      Alexander, A. (March 2017). Diversity and Religion in Senegal: Understanding Social Relations for Teaching and Learning Contexts. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, NY, New York.
    • November  2016
      Senegalese Artists and Artmaking

      Alexander, A. (November 2016). Senegalese Artists and Artmaking. Paper presented at the Texas Art Education Association, Dallas, TX.

    • October  2016
      In the Age of Bernie: Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Capitalism

      Alexander, A. (October 2016). In the Age of Bernie: Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Capitalism. Paper accepted at the Imagining America conference, Milwaukee, WI.

    • September  2016
      (Re)conceptualizing Research with Native Peruvian Artists in the Age of Digital Humanities.

      Alexander, A. (September 2016). (Re)conceptualizing Research with Native Peruvian Artists in the Age of Digital Humanities. Paper presented at the Digital Frontiers conference, Rice University, Houston, TX.

    • May  2016
      Critical Reflection(s) within University Community-Based (Art) Experiences

      Alexander, A. (May 2016). Critical Reflection(s) within University Community-Based (Art) Experiences. Paper presented at the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL. 

    • March  2016
      The convergence of critical pedagogy with arts-based service-learning.

      Alexander, A. & Schlemmer, R. (March 2016). The convergence of critical pedagogy with arts-based service-learning. Panel discussion for Ryan Shin’s book: Convergence of Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Global Civic Engagement, National Art Education Association, Chicago, IL.

    • November  2015
      What is a Peruvian Huaco? Culture, Heritage, and Art

      Alexander, A. (November 2015). What is a Peruvian Huaco? Culture, Heritage, and Art. Paper presented at the Texas Art Education Association, Galveston, TX.

    • November  2015
      Art Forms and Stories of Peru

      Alexander, A. (November, 2015). Art Forms and Stories of Peru. Second Annual Ubuntu Conference, UTA, Arlington, TX.

    • July  2015
      The Precarious Challenge of Linking Critical Pedagogy in Service-Learning

      Alexander, A. & Schlemmer, R. (July 2015). The Precarious Challenge of Linking Critical Pedagogy in Service-Learning. Paper presented at the United States Society for Education through the Arts, New York, NY.

    • May  2015
      Globalization and Its Effects on Culture and Artists in Peru

      Alexander, A. (May 2015). Globalization and Its Effects on Culture and Artists in Peru. Paper accepted at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL. 

    • March  2015
      A Google Glass Explorer/ation in the Arts

      Alexander, A. (March 2015). A Google Glass Explorer/ation in the Arts. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, New Orleans, LA.

    • March  2015
      A Service-Learning Study: Student and Community Partner Challenges and Benefits

      Alexander, A. (March 2015). A Service-Learning Study: Student and Community Partner Challenges and Benefits. Paper presented at the Gulf South Summit, Little Rock, AR.

    • November  2014
      The Making of Huacos in Peru

      Alexander, A. (November 2014). The Making of Huacos in Peru. Paper presented at the Texas Art Education Association, San Antonio, TX

    • November  2014
      Writing for Trends

      Markello, C., Neiberding, B., Powell, H. & Alexander, A. (November 2014). Writing for Trends. Workshop presented at the Texas Art Education Association, San Antonio, TX.

    • October  2014
      A Journey through Peru: Past and Present

      Alexander, A. (October, 2014). A Journey through Peru: Past and Present. First Annual Ubuntu Conference, UTA, Arlington, TX.

    • July  2014
      Preservation of Native Andean Cultural Heritage and Art Forms

      Alexander, A. (July, 2014). Preservation of Native Andean Cultural Heritage and Art Forms. Paper presented at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.

    • July  2014
      Pre-Service Art Teachers and a Special Needs Community: A Service-Learning Project

      Alexander, A. (July, 2014). Pre-Service Art Teachers and a Special Needs Community: A Service-Learning Project. Paper presented at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Melbourne, Australia.

    • May  2014
      Researching with Undergraduate Pre-Service Art Teachers: Rewards and Insights

      Alexander, A. (May, 2014). Researching with Undergraduate Pre-Service Art Teachers: Rewards and Insights. Paper presented at the 10th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL.

    • March  2014
      How Did You Design and Implement Service-Learning? A Comparison among Faculty at UT-Arlington

      Alexander, A. (March 2014). How Did You Design and Implement Service-Learning? A Comparison among Faculty at UT-Arlington. Paper presented at the Gulf South Summit, Auburn, AL.

    • March  2014
      Policies Addressing (Homo)sexuality Subjects: Empirical Research within the 50 Largest U.S. Cities

      Sanders, J. & Alexander, A. (March 2014). Policies Addressing (Homo)sexuality Subjects: Empirical Research within the 50 Largest U.S. Cities. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, San Diego, CA.

    • March  2014
      Technology in Art Education: Altering Perceptions of Teaching and Learning

      Alexander, A. & Schlemmer, R. (March 2014). Technology in Art Education: Altering Perceptions of Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, San Diego, CA.

    • March  2014
      Service-Learning in a Special Needs Community: Applying Course Concepts, Breaking Down Barriers, and Building Relationships

      Alexander, A. (March 2014). Service-Learning in a Special Needs Community: Applying Course Concepts, Breaking Down Barriers, and Building Relationships. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, San Diego, CA.

    • November  2013
      The Ups and Downs of Researching with Undergraduate Students

      Alexander, A. (November 2013). The Ups and Downs of Researching with Undergraduate Students. Paper presented at the Texas Art Education Association, Dallas, TX.

    • November  2013
      Writing for Trends

      Alexander, A., Leake, M., Bain, C. & Markello, C. (November 2013). Writing for Trends. Workshop presented at the Texas Art Education Association, Dallas, TX.

    • November  2013
      Art Teacher as Advocate

      Alexander, A., Badyna, J., Cronberg, A., Diaz, L., & Ledyard, D. (November 2013). Art Teacher as Advocate (Research conducted with UTA undergraduate students). Paper presented at the Texas Art Education Association, Dallas, TX.

    • September  2013
      Using Photovoice to Juxtapose Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies with Stakeholder Needs: An Examination of Detroit

      Sinclair, A. & Alexander, A. (September, 2013). Using Photovoice to Juxtapose Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies with Stakeholder Needs: An Examination of Detroit. Paper presented at the 6th Global Supply Chain Management Conference, Detroit, MI.

    • June  2013
      Pre-Service Art Teachers and Service-Learning with a Special Needs Community

      Alexander, A. (June, 2013). Pre-Service Art Teachers and Service-Learning with a Special Needs Community. Paper presented at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Canterbury, UK.

    • June  2013
      Gaming Worlds: A Case Study of Secondary Students Creating an Interactive Video Game

      Alexander, A. & Ho, T. (June, 2013). Gaming Worlds: A Case Study of Secondary Students Creating an Interactive Video Game. Paper presented at the International Society for Education through the Arts, Canterbury, UK.

    • June  2013
      Peru: Experiences, Teaching, Research, and Learning

      Alexander, A. (June, 2013). Peru: Experiences, Teaching, Research, and Learning. Summer Institute for Teachers, Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX.

    • May  2013
      Forefronting Community Voices and Self-Determination with Artist Educators in India and Native Artists in Peru

      Alexander, A. & Sharma, M. (May, 2013). Forefronting Community Voices and Self-Determination with Artist Educators in India and Native Artists in Peru. Paper presented at the 9th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL.

    • March  2013
      Student Teachers, Silhouettes and Smartphones: An Exploration of Using and Teaching Technology in Art Classrooms

      Alexander, A., Crawford, B., Escalante, E., & Benware, L. (March 2013). Student Teachers, Silhouettes and Smartphones: An Exploration of Using and Teaching Technology in Art Classrooms (Research conducted with UTA undergraduate students). Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

    • November  2012
      Writing for Trends

      Leake, M., Bain, C., & Alexander, A. (November 2012). Writing for Trends. Workshop presented at the Texas Art Education Association, San Antonio, TX.

    • August  2012
      A Novel Approach to Contemporary Heritage Preservation: A Transdisciplinary Research Design in Peru

      Alexander, A., Montiel-Ishino, F.A., Meredith, A., & Evans, J. (August, 2012). A Novel Approach to Contemporary Heritage Preservation: A Transdisciplinary Research Design in Peru. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Cave Hill, Barbados.

    • June  2012
      Connecting Global Research to Teaching and Learning in the University Classroom

      Alexander, A. (June 2012). Connecting Global Research to Teaching and Learning in the University Classroom. Paper presented at the United States Society for Education through the Arts, Indianapolis, IN.

    • June  2012
      Exploring Instructional Strategies for Engaging Pre-service Teachers with Technology: There’s an App for That

      Alexander, A. & Schlemmer, R. (June 2012). Exploring Instructional Strategies for Engaging Pre-service Teachers with Technology: There’s an App for That. Paper presented at the United States Society for Education through the Arts, Indianapolis, IN.

    • March  2012
      Connecting a South American Participatory Action Research Study to K-12 Classroom Curriculum

      Alexander, A. (March 2012). Connecting a South American Participatory Action Research Study to K-12 Classroom Curriculum. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, New York, NY.

    • November  2011
      Connecting Research to Teaching and Learning to the Undergraduate Classroom

      Alexander, A. (November 2011). Connecting Research to Teaching and Learning to the Undergraduate Classroom. Paper presented at the Texas Art Education Association, Galveston, TX.

  • Past
    •  
      (Re)conceptualizing Research with Native Peruvian Artists in the Age of Digital Humanities

      Alexander, A. (September 2016). (Re)conceptualizing Research with Native Peruvian Artists in the Age of Digital Humanities. Paper presented at the Digital Frontiers conference, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Support & Funding

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    • Oct 2016 to Oct 2017 Operation Bluebird: Art Therapy for Veterans at UTA sponsored by  - $10000
    • Aug 2016 to Aug 2017 Green STEAM: Using Principles of Design to Power the Development of Outdoor Educational Spaces sponsored by  - $20000
    • Aug 2013 to Aug 2014 Preservation of Native Andean Cultural Heritage and Art Forms sponsored by  - $6500

Courses

      • ART 3322-001 Introduction to Art Education

        In this course, we will study the theories and outline the history of art education, which provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture and technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, arts for special needs, among other topics. The course will cover a child’s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn about and understand professional development resources and opportunities. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3323-001 Planning and Constructing Art Curricula

        Course Description:

        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D studio artwork for various age levels.

        Scope of the Course:

        This course provides students with the knowledge of unit and lesson planning and construction. The course will bring in content and ideas from the Introduction to Art Education class along with discussions and developments from classroom and school contextual factors, learning objectives, assessment, designing for instruction, analysis of student learning, reflection and evaluation, classroom management, and budgets. A study of curriculum development will include an elementary, middle, and high school scope and sequence, as well as a possible (outside) teaching experience. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-002 Senior Presentation

        Course Description:

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Course Objectives:

        Students will deliver an oral/visual presentation at the end of their last semester before graduation (i.e. PowerPoint, Prezi, Tabblo, etc.).

        Students will present a visual representation of their portfolio and discuss their journey as an artist.

        Students will present information about their residency/student teaching experience and display artwork from the students they taught as well as narratives, stories, testimonials, and more from interaction between student and educator.

        Students will tie experiences together and show how they became intertwined.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3323-001 Planning and Constructing Art Curricula

        Course Description:

        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D studio artwork for various age levels.

        Scope of the Course:

        This course provides students with the knowledge of unit and lesson planning and construction. The course will bring in content and ideas from the Introduction to Art Education class along with discussions and developments from classroom and school contextual factors, learning objectives, assessment, designing for instruction, analysis of student learning, reflection and evaluation, classroom management, and budgets. A study of curriculum development will include an elementary, middle, and high school scope and sequence, as well as a possible (outside) teaching experience. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3359-001 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA

        This course provides art education students with an overview of teaching in the K-12 art classroom through further exploration and application of curriculum and instructional methods as well as observation in the DFW area public schools. Students are provided opportunities to observe various work situations and to reflect on their own education and teaching practices within the arts.  Students are expected to develop professional skills in observation and written and oral communication.  The material in this course serves to establish a foundation for building professional awareness and a philosophy of art education.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • ART 4365-001 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION

        This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork.  Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom.  Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, E-mail, the Internet and Adobe programs, i.e. Photoshop & Acrobat as well as video software.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • ART 4100-002 SENIOR LECTURE

        Course Objectives:

        Students will deliver an oral/visual presentation at the end of their last semester before graduation (i.e. PowerPoint, Prezi, Tabblo, etc.).

        Students will present a visual representation of their portfolio and discuss their journey as an artist.

        Students will present information about their residency/student teaching experience and display artwork from the students they taught as well as narratives, stories, testimonials, and more from interaction between student and educator.

        Students will tie experiences together and show how they became intertwined.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3323-001 Planning and Constructing Art Curricula

        Course Description:

        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D studio artwork for various age levels.

        Scope of the Course:

        This course provides students with the knowledge of unit and lesson planning and construction. The course will bring in content and ideas from the Introduction to Art Education class along with discussions and developments from classroom and school contextual factors, learning objectives, assessment, designing for instruction, analysis of student learning, reflection and evaluation, classroom management, and budgets. A study of curriculum development will include an elementary, middle, and high school scope and sequence, as well as a possible (outside) teaching experience. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-002 Senior Lecture

        Course Objectives:

        Students will deliver an oral/visual presentation at the end of their last semester before graduation (i.e. PowerPoint, Prezi, Tabblo, etc.).

        Students will present a visual representation of their portfolio and discuss their journey as an artist.

        Students will present information about their residency/student teaching experience and display artwork from the students they taught as well as narratives, stories, testimonials, and more from interaction between student and educator.

        Students will tie experiences together and show how they became intertwined.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3359-001 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA

        This course provides art education students with an overview of teaching in the K-12 art classroom through further exploration and application of curriculum and instructional methods as well as observation in the DFW area public schools. Students are provided opportunities to observe various work situations and to reflect on their own education and teaching practices within the arts.  Students are expected to develop professional skills in observation and written and oral communication.  The material in this course serves to establish a foundation for building professional awareness and a philosophy of art education.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4365-001 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION

        This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork.  Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom.  Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, E-mail, the Internet and Adobe programs, i.e. Photoshop & Acrobat as well as video software.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-002 SENIOR EXHIBITION

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3323-001 Planning and Constructing Art Curricula

        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D studio artwork for various age levels.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3322-001 Introduction to Art Education

        This course studies the theories and outlines the history of art education and provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture and technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, and arts for special needs. The course will cover TEKS and national visual arts standards, a child’s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn about and understand professional development resources and opportunities. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-002 Senior Lecture

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3359-001 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA

        This course prepares pre-service teachers of art for public school or other educational settings. Students in the course visit local elementary, middle and high school art classes, museums, and a community center and reflect on their own art learning experiences to explore what it might be like to teach.  It combines field visit, reading assignments, journal responses/reflections, in-class discussion, PowerPoint presentation, and studio art projects to explore the meaning of teaching art as a future art educator. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4365-001 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION

        This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork.  Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom.  Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, E-mail, the Internet and Adobe programs, i.e. Photoshop & Acrobat as well as video software.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-002 SENIOR EXHIBITION

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3322-001 Introduction to Art Education

        This course studies the theories and outlines the history of art education and provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture and technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, and arts for special needs. The course will cover TEKS and national visual arts standards, a child’s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn about and understand professional development resources and opportunities. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3323-001 Planning and Constructing Art Curricula

        This course provides students with the knowledge of unit and lesson planning and construction. The

        course will bring in content and ideas from the Introduction to Art Education class along with

        discussions and developments from classroom and school contextual factors, learning objectives,

        assessment, designing for instruction, analysis of student learning, reflection and evaluation,

        discipline, and budgets. A study of curriculum development will include an elementary, middle, and

        high school scope and sequence, as well as a possible (outside) teaching experience.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-001 Senior Presentation

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4365-001 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION

        This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork. Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom. Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, E-mail, the Internet and Adobe programs, i.e. Photoshop & Acrobat as well as video software.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3359-001 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA

        This course provides art education students with an overview of teaching in the K-12 art classroom through further exploration and application of curriculum and instructional methods as well as observation in the DFW area public schools. Students are provided opportunities to observe various work situations and to reflect on their own education and teaching practices within the arts. Students are expected to develop professional skills in observation and written and oral communication. The material in this course serves to establish a foundation for building professional awareness and a normative philosophy of art education.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-001 SENIOR PRESENTATION

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3323-001 Planning and Constructing Art Curricula

        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art and other performing arts practices, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D studio artwork for various age levels.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 3322-001 Introduction to Art Education

        This course studies the theories and outlines the history of art education and provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture and technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, and arts for special needs. The course will cover TEKS and national visual arts standards, a child’s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn about and understand professional development resources and opportunities. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4100-001 SENIOR PRESENTATION

        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        Course Description: In this course, we will critically investigate personal, national, and global identities. Personal and communal narratives surrounding visual culture define and construct meaning in our everyday lives. Visual culture is investigated as a site through which social and cultural definitions, norms and values, and expectations are reinforced, constructed as well as challenged. The goals for this course are to develop students’ skills in critical thinking that revolve around artwork, writing, reading, and oral expression and foster an understanding of the pluralistic nature of institutions, society, and culture(s) of the United States and beyond. Rationale: In this country, due to social, political, historical, cultural, and ecological inequities, many individuals and/or groups are disenfranchised or empowered on the basis of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and geographic location to name a few. This form of inequity or privilege is influenced by and influences construction, production, and consumption of visual culture (which includes both visual art and popular media). This course has been constructed to confront and address the issues raised through the exploration of visual culture in the hope of challenging our biases and discriminatory practices within our society, which hinders democracy and social justice. This course provides opportunities for students to focus and communicate their learning and development to increase their multicultural competencies as national and world citizens.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4365-001 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION
        This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork. Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom. Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, E-mail, the Internet and Adobe programs, i.e. Photoshop & Acrobat as well as video software.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3359-001 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA
        This course provides art education students with an overview of teaching in the K-12 art classroom through further exploration and application of curriculum and instructional methods as well as observation in the DFW area public schools. Students are provided opportunities to observe various work situations and to reflect on their own education and teaching practices within the arts. Students are expected to develop professional skills in observation and written and oral communication. The material in this course serves to establish a foundation for building professional awareness and a normative philosophy of art education.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3322-001 Teaching Art
        This course studies the theories and outlines the history of art education and provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture and technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, and arts for special needs. The course will cover TEKS and national visual arts standards, a child’s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn about and understand professional development resources and opportunities.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3323-001 Exploration in 2D Studio
        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create art education curricula including production, performance and exhibition of visual art and other performing arts practices, historical and cultural contexts as well as critical and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for both 2D and 3D studio artwork for various age levels.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4100-001 SENIOR EXHIBITION
        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-002 SPECIAL STUDIES
        In this course, we will critically investigate personal, national and global identities. Personal and communal narratives surrounding visual culture define and construct meaning in our everyday lives. Visual culture is investigated as a site through which social and cultural definitions, norms and values, and expectations are reinforced, constructed as well as challenged. The goals for this course are to develop students’ skills in critical thinking that revolve around studio artwork, writing, reading, and oral expression and foster an understanding of the pluralistic nature of institutions, society, and culture(s) of the United States and beyond.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3359-001 APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA
        This course provides art education students with an overview of teaching in the K-12 art classroom through further exploration in curriculum and instructional methods as well as observation in the DFW area public schools. Students are provided opportunities to observe various work situations, to reflect on their own education and to examine teaching practices within the arts. Students are expected to develop professional skills in observation and written and oral communication. The material in this course serves to establish a foundation for building professional awareness and a normative philosophy of art education.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4365-001 TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION
        This course provides digital media presentation strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness and explores how to incorporate the use of digital media in curriculum development. It also enables students to develop an electronic teaching portfolio to prepare students for job interviews and to showcase both personal and student artwork. Reading assignments, research, hands-on experiences, and in-class discussion provide students with an understanding of technology and its application to an art education classroom. Students will gain a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, E-mail, the Internet and Adobe programs, i.e. Photoshop & Acrobat as well as video software.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4100-001 SENIOR EXHIBITION
        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3323-001 Exploration in 2D Studio
        This course reviews and introduces the elements needed to create an art education curriculum including production, performance and exhibition of dance, music, theatre and visual arts, historical and cultural contexts, critical response and aesthetic response. Students will focus on curriculum development for 2D artwork; however are open to a broad spectrum of work.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3322-001 Teaching Art
        This course studies the theories and outlines the history of art education and provides undergraduate students with the basic knowledge, skills and strategies for teaching art. Students will be introduced to current issues in art education including multicultural, visual culture and technological art education, creativity, museum collaborations, and arts for special needs. The course will cover TEKS and national visual arts standards, a child’s artistic development, learning styles, and philosophy. Also, students will learn about and understand professional development resources.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4100-001 SENIOR EXHIBITION
        Graduating seniors will present a visual/oral representation of their journey as an artist and an educator.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2014
    • Masters of Fine Arts Committee Member
      • Aug 2014 MFA Committee Member, Shih-en (Ginnie) Hsu (August 2014 - Ongoing)
      • Aug 2014 MFA Committee Member, Laura Garcia (August 2014 - Ongoing)
  • 2012
    • Masters of Fine Arts Committee Member
      • Aug 2012 MFA Committee Member, Alison Star (August 2012 - May 2014)
    • Independent Study Advisor
      • 2012 Brittany Crawford’s Independent Study, Advisor
    • MFA Critiques
      • 2012 MFA Critiques, Participant
    • Art Educators’ Association Advisor
      • 2012 Art Educators’ Association, Student Group, Advisor/Mentor (2012 - Ongoing)
  • 2013
    • Independent Study Advisor
      • 2013 Rebekah Harrelson’s Independent Study, Advisor
    • Masters of Fine Arts Committee Member
      • Aug 2013 MFA Committee Member, Morgan Chivers (August 2013 - May 2015)
  • 2011
    • Internship Advisor/Supervisor
      • 2011 Braydon Gold’s Internship at the Boys and Girls Club of Arlington, Advisor/Supervisor
    • Undergraduate Art Certification Students' Advisor
      • Aug 2011 Undergraduate Art Certification Students (2011 - Ongoing)
  • 2015
    • Independent Study Advisor
      • Aug 2015 Laura Garcia’s Independent Study, Advisor

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2012 to  Present Facilitator, Evergreen Presbyterian Ministry’s Cultural Arts Center

      Facilitator, Evergreen Presbyterian Ministry’s CAC, worked with students to create art with people who have special needs, Ft. Worth, TX

    • June 2013 to  May 2015 Volunteer in Community Garden

      Volunteer in Community Garden, East Broad Outreach Center, Mansfield, TX 

    • Aug 2013 to  Jan 2014 Uplift - English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

      Uplift - English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher, East Broad Outreach Center, Mansfield, TX

    • Aug 2011 to  July 2013 Various Volunteer Experiences with Art Education Students

      Volunteer (with UTA students), Cooks Hospital (art workshops); Dallas Arboretum (educational docent); and Evergreen Presbyterian Ministry’s gala (Cultural Arts Center), Ft. Worth & Dallas, TX

    • May 2013 to  May 2013 Judge, Birdville District Art Show

      Judge, Birdville District Art Show, North Richland Hills, TX

    • Aug 2012 to  May 2013 Mentor, High School Thesis Project for TEA’s Plan for Gifted/Talented Education

      Mentor for a High School Thesis Project for TEA’s Plan for Gifted/Talented Education, Dallas, TX

    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2012 Volunteer, Arlington Villas Retirement Home

      Volunteer, Arlington Villas, worked with students to paint Alzheimer’s/Dementia ward & various art workshops, Arlington, TX

    • Aug 2011 to  May 2012 Board Member, DFW International Community Alliance

      Board Member, DFW International Community Alliance, Dallas, TX

    • Jan 2012 to  Jan 2012 Judge, Boys and Girls Club National Art Show

      Judge, Boys and Girls Club National Art Show, Arlington, TX

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2014 National Art Education Association Conference, Proposal Reviewer

      Peer reviewed submitted proposals for the NAEA conference.

    • Aug 2013 to  Present Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Review Board

      I currently peer review articles for the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

    • Mar 2014 to  Mar 2015 Communications Liaison, Community Arts Special Issues Group, National Art Education Association (NAEA)

      I was elected the Communications Liaison for the Community Arts SIG for NAEA.

    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2014 Assembly Delegate, National Art Education Association’s National Conference for 3 Years

      I sat as an Assembly Delegate for the National Art Education Association’s National Conference in all three cities: New York, NY; Ft. Worth, TX; San Diego, CA.

    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2014 President, Public Policy and Arts Administration Special Issues Group, National Art Education Association (NAEA)

      I was the President of the Public Policy and Arts Administration Special Issues Group for the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for three years.

  • Other
    • Aug 2011 to  May 2012 Trends, the Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, Review Board

      Peer reviewed submitted articles for Trends, the Journal of the Texas Art Education Association.

    • Aug 2011 to  Nov 2014 Trends, the Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, Co-Editor

      Worked as co-editor for Trends, the Journal of the Texas Art Education Association. I did this for three years: year one was with Amanda Alison (TCU) and Maria Leake (University of Kansas), year two was with Maria Leake and Chris Bain (UT-Austin), and year three was with Carrie Markello (University of Houston).

    • Aug 2012 to  Aug 2013 International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Review Board

      Peer reviewed articles for the International Journal of the Inclusive Museum.

    • Jan 2014 to  Mar 2014 International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry Conference, Proposal Reviewer

      Being co-founder of the Arts-Based SIG for the ICQI conference, I peer reviewed submitted proposals.

    • June 2014 to  Aug 2014 American Educational Research Journal: Teaching, Learning, and Human Development, Review Board

      Peer reviewed submitted articles for the AERA journal.

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2013 to  Aug 2013 International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Associate Editor

      It was requested that I sit as Associate Editor of the journal.

    • Nov 2012 to  Nov 2012 Advisory Committee Member, TAEA/TX Cultural Trust

      Worked on an advisory committee for TAEA/TX Cultural Trust's New Media curriculum in Austin, TX.

  • Volunteered
    • June 2013 to  Present Founding Member, Arts-Based Research SIG, International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), University of Illinois

      Worked with faculty from the University of Arizona, Syracuse University, and the University of Edinboro of PA to develop and implement the Arts-Based SIG at ICQI.

    • Apr 2012 to  Mar 2013 Member, National Art Education Association Planning Committee for 2013

      Worked with a committee to help plan the National Art Education Association's 2013 National Convention in Ft. Worth, TX.

    • Jan 2012 to  Mar 2012 Judge, National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) Newsletter Competition

      Judged the National Art Education Association’s (NAEA) Newsletter Competition one year.

Service to the University

  • Other
    • Aug 2014 to  May 2015 Entrepreneurship Certificate Committee, Member

      University committee to develop a UTA-wide Entrepreneuriship Certificate.

    • Aug 2013 to  May 2014 International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS), Member

      University committee for the International Study Abroad Office. Members choose the IEFS recipients each semester.

  • Elected
    • Aug 2013 to  Present Faculty Senate, Member

      Art + Art History representative for the Faculty Senate. I report back to the department about university happenings from the senate meetings.

    • Aug 2013 to  May 2014 Faculty Senate Academic and Student Liaison Committee, Member

      This committee is a subcomittee of faculty senate. We were tasked with researching and comparing UTA's leave policies to other similar universities. Wrote and submitted report to Faculty Senate and UTA Provost/President.

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Faculty Senate Operating Procedures Committee, Member

      Tasked with various operating issues for the university.

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2011 to  Present Teacher Education Council, Member

      I sit on the TEC as a representative and liaison between Art + Art History and the College of Education and Health Professions.

    • Nov 2012 to  Dec 2012 Review of Chair Committee, Member

      A group tasked with reviewing the Chair of the Art + Art History Department.

    • Aug 2011 to  June 2013 Library Representative, Member

      Received and emailed library purchases to faculty in the Art + Art History Department.

    • Aug 2011 to  Present Chair’s Advisory/Planning Committee, Member

      Monthly meetings to go over current happenings in the Art + Art History Department and suggest feedback (only Area Coordinators attend).

    • Aug 2011 to  Present Foundations Committee, Member

      The committee is tasked with keeping the Art Foundation courses up to date and current.

    • Aug 2011 to  Present Studio Create Committee, Member

      Studio Create is tasked with collaborating with other UTA departments and bringing funding to the Art + Art History Department.

    • Aug 2015 to  Present School of Art Development Committee, Chair

      Tasked with research for developing a School of Art

    • Aug 2015 to  Present COLA Task Force, Member

      Tasked with developing a branding and marketing plan for COLA.

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2014 to  Present COED Secondary & EC-12 Education Program Committee, Member

      COED Secondary & EC-12 Education Program Committee, Member

    • Aug 2015 to  Present COLA Digital Humanities Committee, Member

      Worked with Dean Wong and others to initiatve digital humanities projects.

Other Service Activities

  • Invited Talk
    • Apr 2014 International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Higher Education System: A project for Algeria, Participant

      Sat on a panel to discuss the Center for Community Service Learning at UTA with Algerians. The goal was to help them better understand university activities and services at UTA, and to answer questions that they might have.

  • Exhibition
    • Apr 2014 XIV Faculty Biennial Exhibition, UTA Gallery, Participant

      Showed published work at the UTA Gallery event.

  • Invited Talk
    • Oct 2012 Creative Strategies – Graduate Course at UTA, Guest Lecturer (2012 - Ongoing)

      Every year I speak with the Creative Strategies graduate course.

    • Oct 2012 Art Essentials Course at UTA, Guest Lecturer (2012 - Ongoing)

      I speak with the Art Essentials class every year.

  • Invited Talk
    • Sep 2011 Graduate panel discussion at UTA with Lapthisophon, Lauster & Lima, Participant

      Spoke with other faculty to the UTA MFA students.

  • Exhibition
    • Apr 2015 XV Faculty Biennial Exhibition, UTA Gallery, Participant