Karen Keifer-Boyd

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
M.A., Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.A., Art and English, Augustana College

Dr. Aaron D. Knochel is an assistant professor of art education and an embedded researcher at the Art and Design Research Incubator (ADRI). His research focuses on intersections between art education, social theory, and media studies. 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. 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.

Christopher Schulte

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.   

Wanda Knight

Ph.D. Art Education, The Ohio State University  
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Saginaw Valley State University 
B.A. Art Education, North Carolina Central University  

Dr. Wanda B. Knight is an associate professor of art education, African American studies, and women's, gender & sexuality studies and is Professor-in-Charge of Art Education at Penn State. She has served as a Pre-K-12 art teacher, registrar and curator of an art museum, and principal of both elementary and secondary public schools. Her work concerning intercultural teacher education preparation; critical race theory; social justice; and prek-12 and higher education multicultural curriculum transformation is published broadly, and her presentations span national and international locations.

B. Stephen Carpenter, II

Ph.D., Art Education, Penn State University
M.Ed., Art Education, Penn State University
B.F.A., Visual Art, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

B Stephen Carpenter, II is Professor of Art Education and African American Studies, and Interim Director of the School of Visual Arts. He is also Co-Director of the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art (SICA) and Chief Executive Artist for Reservoir Studio, an interdisciplinary research, development, and pedagogy collective. His research expertise includes curriculum theory, professional development through art for pre-K-12 educators, public pedagogy, social engagement, and participatory art practices, critical art education studies, and the global water crisis as curriculum.