Art Education Faculty

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Art Education Faculty

  • 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 B10J
    • Lisa Kay is an artist/researcher, art educator, and art therapist whose creative voice is manifested in and enhanced by the integration of these three identities. She considers art, teaching, and therapy as an integral part of her art practice.

      A board-certified art therapist, Kay's research interests combine her curiosity about artistic development, the psychology of child art, and the healing potentials of the arts with children, adolescents and adults. Her publications concern the intersections and collaborations of contemporary art education and school art therapy,...

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  • Associate Professor and Program Head of Art Education
    Art Education

    Renee Jackson, PhD

    • Email: renee.jackson@temple.edu
    • Phone: 215-777-9258
    • Office: Tyler B090C
    • Website: www.arcadeourway.com
    • Renee Jackson is an artist, critical feminist pedagogue, and scholar, whose research interests relate to the disruption of oppressive mechanisms in education and the integration of game-design and gameplay as collaborative art forms and learning tools, in support of this goal. She is particularly committed to providing game-design opportunities for groups underrepresented in the game-design industry, and mis-represented or underrepresented within game content including females, students of color, LGBTQ2+ and non-binary students at the middle and high school levels. The tech industry,...

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  • Associate Professor of Instruction and Interim Program Head of Fibers & Material Studies
    Fibers & Material Studies, Art Education

    Delaney DeMott

    • Email: delaney.demott@temple.edu
    • Website: www.delaneydemott.com
    • Delaney DeMott is an artist and educator whose work highlights the “hiccups” that contribute to one’s lived experience. In addition to actively exhibiting her work, she teaches community-driven workshops at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA and Goggleworks in Reading, PA. She has received many awards, residencies, and acknowledgments for her work in both the arts and education. DeMott’s work and lecture series have toured institutions such as Kutztown University, American University, Concordia University, University of Chicago, Delta College, Indiana University, SUNY Buffalo State and...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Art Education

    Jamie Forslund, MEd

    • Email: jamieforslund@temple.edu
    • Jamie Forslund, a Tyler MEd alumna, teaches pre-service art and elementary teachers. While Forslund’s classroom teaching experience ranges from preschool to older adults and spans multiple disciplines, the majority of her experience is in K12 art education. Outside the classroom, Jamie works in the film industry as a production designer for commercial and narrative films. She is currently producing and designing a feature film with her creative partner and husband, Stephen Schaffer, another Tyler MEd alum.

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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 Associate Professor
    Art Education

    Jessica Kirker, PhD

    • Email: jessica.kirker@temple.edu
    • 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

  • Professor Emerita
    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