b stephen carpenter II


B Stephen Carpenter, II, is professor of art education in the Art Education Program in the Penn State School of Visual Arts, and founding faculty member in the MAT/MA in Art & Design Education at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Steve is an artist, educator, and scholar interested in the uses of social media in preservice art education, professional development for preK12 art teachers and museum educators, participatory public pedagogy, the global water crisis as curriculum, and critical art education studies.

His visual artwork originated in ceramics but have since expanded to include mixed-media assemblages, installations, and performance artworks as vehicles to confront social issues and critique historical, cultural, and political constructs. Steve has authored and co-authored book chapters and journal articles on art education, visual culture, and curriculum theory. He is co-author of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Art in High School (2006), co-editor of Curriculum for a Progressive, Provocative, Poetic, and Public Pedagogy (2006), and co-editor of a forthcoming book, Professional Development in Art Museums: Strategies of Engagement through Contemporary Art (2016, projected). Steve is a past editor of Art Education (the journal of the National Art Education Association, (2004-2006) and a past co-editor of the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (2010-2013). Steve is chief executive artist for Reservoir Studio, a social action collective. He serves currently on the editorial review boards of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society and Art & Design Review, is a member of the advisory board for the International Child Art Foundation, and is associate editor of Studies in Art Education. He received the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Eugene Grigsby Award and is an NAEA Distinguished Fellow.

Steve holds a B.F.A. degree in Visual Art from Slippery Rock University (’87) and M.Ed. (’89) and Ph.D. (’96) degrees in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University.

CV (updated 4.20.15)


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