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CONSTANCE BUMGARNER GEE

 

Constance Bumgarner Gee is associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University. She has written extensively on the impact and consequences of public policy on K–12 arts education. Constance has conducted several in-depth analyses of the effects of advocacy on public perceptions of the purposes and merits of school-based arts instruction.

Constance has served as an executive editor for the scholarly journal Arts Education Policy Review since 1997.

She is a member of the board of directors for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and on the board of Through the Flower, a feminist art organization founded by artist Judy Chicago. She serves on the advisory boards of Vanderbilt's Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy and on Actor's Bridge, a Nashville-based theater company.

Immediately before joining the Vanderbilt faculty, Professor Gee taught in the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University (1998–2000). She founded and directed the Arts Policy and Administration Program at The Ohio State University (1993–1997).

Constance earned her Ph.D. in art education, with an emphasis in policy analysis and program evaluation, from The Pennsylvania State University in 1993. She holds a master of fine arts degree in painting and sculpture from Pratt Institute and a bachelor of fine arts in painting and design from East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina).

Clips from Constance Gee 
On What Constitutes Excellent Instruction