Ph.D., Art Education, University of Oregon
M.S., Art Education (emphasis in Cultural Services), University of Oregon
B.F.A., Art (emphasis in Painting and minor in Printmaking) Kansas City Art Institute
Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd is a professor of art education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State. She is a co-founder and editor of Visual Culture & Gender. Dr. Keifer-Boyd has taught and researched art education in Oman, South Korea, Turkey, Uganda, and with Fulbright Awards in Austria and Finland. She co-authored four books: Including Difference; InCITE, InSight, InSITE; Engaging Visual Culture; and Real-World Readings in Art Education. She has also contributed to numerous research publications on transdisciplinary creativity, feminist art pedagogy, cyberart, arts-based action research, and eco-social justice art.
Aaron D. Knochel
Ph.D., Art Education, Ohio State University
Dr. Aaron D. Knochel is an assistant professor of art education in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, and an embedded researcher at the Art and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State. He has presented his research at a range of national and international conferences, including the National Art Education Association National Convention and the International Society for Education through Art World Congress most recently in Daegu, South Korea. Dr. Knochel was chosen as a 2011 Digital Media and Learning Summer Research Institute Fellow funded by the MacArthur Foundation. His research focuses on the intersections between art education, social theory, and media studies. From community-based media production to participatory do-it-yourself digital fabrication, his interests follow the complexities of civic engagement both through art and design and through network connectivity.
Ph.D., Art Education, Penn State
M.A., Art Education, University of Northern Iowa
B.A., Art Education, University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Christopher Schulte is an assistant professor and undergraduate coordinator of art education in the School of Visual Arts at Penn State. He is also an Innovator in Residence with the College of Arts and Architecture's Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design. Prior to joining the art education faculty at Penn State, Dr. Schulte held faculty appointments at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Georgia, where he served as co-chair and graduate coordinator, as well as affiliate faculty with UGA's Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies program. His research has appeared in handbooks and other edited volumes, as well as national and international journals in art education, early childhood studies, and qualitative studies.