Allison V Rowe, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)
Dr. Allison V Rowe is an Assistant Professor of Art Education and the University of Iowa and affiliated faculty in the School of Art & Art History. Dr. Rowe’s scholarly and creative practices explore social engagement, collaboration and political discourse. She holds a PhD in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MFA in Social Practice from California College of the Arts and a BFA in Photography from Toronto Metropolitan University.
Carolina Blatt-Gross, Ph.D. (The University of the Arts)
Carolina Blatt-Gross serves as Professor and Program Director of Art + Design Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of Art Education at The College of New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Juniata College, a Master of Arts degree in Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Ph.D. in Art (Art Education) from the University of Georgia. Appearing in publications such as Studies in Art Education, The International Journal of Education and the Arts and The Journal for Learning Through the Arts, her research addresses art and cognition, social emotional learning and community-based art education. Her current projects explore collaborative public artmaking and have been presented at national and international conferences such as the American Educational Research Association, National Art Education Association and the International Journal of Art and Design Education.
Victoria Grube, Ph.D. (Appalachian State University)
Vicky Grube is an associate professor in art education at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She has published qualitatively based articles on memory affecting identity, self story, Room 13, recognizing the child as creator of culture, and early childhood art making. Grube uses the graphic novel format to create self narratives about the struggle of living a life. She has traveled internationally to observe Room 13 art programs and has built a thriving such program in Boone, North Carolina.
Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Ph.D. (Kutztown University)
Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder is an Associate Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University and co-chair of the art education graduate program. She received her doctorate in teaching and learning-art from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining higher education she taught for thirteen years with pre-K-9th graders in various settings. Currently, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses along with a Women in the Arts course to non-majors. She presents extensively at regional, state national, and international conferences. She is also active in the National Art Education Association as the current chair of the Professional Learning through Research group under the Research Commission. She serves on the editorial board of the Art Education Journal. From 2010-2014 she was the advisor to national Student Leadership team of NAEA. Her research examines the impact of intersectionality on one’s professional identity with keen attention to gender and socioeconomic status coupled with discussions on theory to practice between higher education and K-12 art educators.
Karin Tollefson-Hall, Ph.D. (James Madison University)
Dr. Karin Tollefson-Hall is Professor of Art Education and Associate Director of the School of Art, Design, and Art History at James Madison University. She earned art education degrees at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa. Dr. Tollefson-Hall has served multiple roles in NAEA and VAEA including being named a VAEA Fellow and Art Educator of the Year in 2023. Her teaching and research interests focus on school improvement, contemplative practice in education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and diverse pedagogies. In addition to art education courses, she serves as the co-director of the Book Arts Minor at JMU teaching bookmaking and papermaking.
Kevin Tavin , Ph.D. (The Ohio State University)
Kevin Tavin is Professor of International Art Education at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. He holds a BFA, MEd and Ph.D. in art education. Tavin's research and teaching focuses on visual culture, critical pedagogy, curriculum studies, psychoanalytic theory, and Nordic and US art education. His work is published widely in international journals and books.
Rahila Weed, Ph.D. (University of Central Missouri)
Dr. Rahila Weed is currently Professor and Program Director of Art Education at the University of Central Missouri. She received her Ph.D. and her M.A. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Weed teaches art education and foundational art history courses, bookbinding, and supervises student teachers. Dr. Weed’s work is in the areas of art and autism. She has one monograph, Art and Autism (2009, ISBN 9783639197198), in print, and has published several articles on art and autism. In addition, she is an active member of the Missouri Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association, participating and presenting each year in state and national conferences and serving as an elected member of the state council. More recently, she has published in the area of co-teaching as a model for student teaching.
Libba Willcox, Ph.D. (Indiana
University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
Dr. Libba Willcox is currently Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She has a joint appointment between the School of Education and Herron School of Art + Design, where she teaches undergraduate methods courses for elementary generalists and art educators. She earned a BFA and MAEd in Art Education from the University of Georgia. Willcox holds a dual Ph.D. from Indiana University in Philosophy of Education and Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Art Education. She engages in critical qualitative research, collaborative autoethnographic research, and arts-based research endeavors to better understand teacher education and higher education. Her research interests include teacher burnout, vulnerability, liminality, data visualization, and feminist pedagogy.