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Caucus on Social Theory and Art Education (CSTAE)–Established 1982

Purpose: To promote the use of theoretical concepts from the social sciences; to study visual culture and the teaching of art; to inform art educators about theory and practice in the social sciences, thus acting as a liaison between social scientists and art educators; to encourage research into the social context of visual culture and teaching art; and to develop socially relevant programs for use in teaching art.

Website for Caucus on Social Theory & Art Education:
Website for JSATE: Journal of Social Theory in Art Education:

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CONTACT the CSTAE Executive Board:

Coordinator of CSTAE
Alice Pennisi, Assistant Professor
Buffalo State College

Aaron Knochel, Assistant Professor
State University of New York at New Paltz

Past Coordinator
Dr. Patricia Bode, Visiting Associate Professor of Art Education
Ohio State University
Dept of Arts Administration, Education and Policy

Lisa Hochtritt, Visiting Professor
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Kathy Benevento, Art Teacher
Paterson, New Jersey Public Schools

Senior Editor, JSTAE
Robert W. Sweeny, Associate Professor
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Editor, JSTAE
Kryssi Staikidis, Associate Professor
Northern Illinois University

Associate Editor, JSTAE
Sharif Bey, Assistant Professor
Syracuse University

NAEA News Columnist
Ross  Schlemmer

Beth Thomas

Web & Social Media Management Team
Clayton Funk, Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University

Aaron Knochel, Assistant Professor
State University of New York at New Paltz

Ryan Patton, Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University

CSTAE Archivist
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Professor
The Pennsylvania State University

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