Art Education Faculty

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Art Education Faculty

  • Associate Professor, Department Chair of Art Education & Community Arts Practices and Program Head of Art Therapy
    Art Education, Art Therapy

    Lisa Kay, EdD, ATR-BC

    • Email: lisakay@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9264
    • Office: Tyler 210V
    • Lisa Kay is an artist, educator, board-certified art therapist and researcher whose practice explores the intersections of art education and art therapy, with a focus on art as resilience and healing.
       
      Kay is a Fulbright Scholar, the recipient of the National Art Education Association 2014 Women’s Caucus Mary Rouse Award and the 2016 Council on Exceptional Children, Kennedy Center Very Special Arts Peter Geisser Special Needs Educator of the Year for her significant professional contributions.
       
      Her interest in narrative storytelling that encourages...

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  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Art Education
    Art Education

    Renee Jackson, PhD

    • Email: renee.jackson@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9258
    • Office: Tyler B090C
    • Renee Jackson is an artist, educator and scholar, whose research interests relate to game design and game play as collaborative art forms and learning tools, as well as to the integration of social justice video games in art classrooms to support 21st century learning. Her priority is to provide opportunities for girls in middle school to understand game design as a powerful communication tool and to recognize the possibility of careers in technology related fields. 
       
      Jackson has worked as an art educator at both the elementary and secondary levels, in public and...

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  • Assistant Professor
    Art Education

    David Herman Jr., PhD

    • Email: davidhermanjr@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9262
    • Office: Tyler B90
    • Website: www.davidhermanjr.com
    • David Herman Jr. is a lens-based exhibiting artist, educator and scholar whose work explores the relations between the perceptual and the social as a political endeavor. His research and scholarly interests are grounding in a belief that the social is inherently political and that arts education provides distinct and critical opportunities to engage and understand the affective nature of social life and the being with difference. Herman’s current work seeks to understand the perceptual experiences of preadolescents through a phenomenological framework he refers to as the Perceptual Rite of...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Art Education

    Jessica Kirker, PhD

    • Jessica Kirker’s publications and research interests stem from her more than 20 years of teaching experience, drawing attention to intersections of race and gender in the classroom, exploring privilege, teacher identity and education for social justice.

      PhD, Pennsylvania State University
      MSEd, Gwynedd Mercy College
      MEd, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BSEd, Pennsylvania State University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Art Education

    Carol Royer

    • Email: royerc@temple.edu
    • Website: www.carolroyer.com
    • Carol Royer is a practicing artist with more than 20 years of experience in arts education and administration. She has taught and managed programs at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, and has created a wide range of interdisciplinary projects for schools as a teaching artist across the Philadelphia region.

      MSEd, Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design
      BFA, Moore College of Art and Design

  • Adjunct Professor
    Art Education

    Kathryn Sclavi

    • Email: kathryn.sclavi@temple.edu
    • Kathryn Sclavi is a radical art educator, symbiotic artmaker and co-founder of Shadow Traffic, a 501c3 that creates free collaborative art events in underutilized public space. With more than 15 years as a teaching artist, she is an expert in arts integration, teaching artist strategy and process-based art education. As a socially-engaged artist, she helps reimagine and enliven places and communication between people.

      MEd, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, The College of New Jersey
      BS, The College of New Jersey

  • Adjunct Professor
    Art Education, Community Arts Practices, Sculpture

    Jennie Shanker

    • Jennie Shanker is a Philadelphia-based artist engaged in social practice, community arts and labor and social justice activism. She is interested in generating space for access, information, dialogue and understanding, as well as examining contentious current events where reductive, ideological and political stances have degraded the potential for important, nuanced discussions.

      MFA, Yale University School of Art
      MAT, University of the Arts
      BFA, Philadelphia College of Art

  • Professor Emeritus
    Art Education

    Jo-Anna J. Moore

    • Email: jo-anna.moore@temple.edu
    • Jo-Anna J. Moore, now retired Associate Professor Emeritus, was the Coordinator of Art Education at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University for 23 years. She taught for over a decade at the middle and high school levels of art education and has been involved in teacher preparation for over thirty years at the University of Southern Maine and in Philadelphia. Her research interests include urban art education, history and philosophy of art education and museum and craft education.   

      EdD, Harvard University 
      MS, Massachusetts College of Art
      BFA, Syracuse University