Research

NAEA Research Commission - Professional Learning through Research Working Group

PLR

The Professional Learning through Research Working Group (PLR) provides opportunities for continued professional growth in support of conducting, using, and sharing research that promotes teaching for learning in the visual arts. Through professional development that focuses on research, the PLR builds and cultivates professional growth communities committed to diverse research needs. Additionally, the PLR promotes the visibility and values of art education research through increased communication to stakeholders. The PLR develops knowledge about, skills in, and dispositions towards research as a means to advance visual arts teaching and learning, thereby facilitating an understanding of the ways to create and utilize art education research in multiple settings.

Membership in the PLR is by election, and collectively members represent all Divisions and Regions of the NAEA.

For more information, contact Joana Hyatt, Chair, at jhyatt2@lamar.edu.

Resources

The PLR recently assumed editorial responsibilities for Translations. Learn more about Translations here.

Members

  • Joana Hyatt

    Chair

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Lamar University, University of Florida

  • Kristi Oliver

    Liaison to the Research Commission

    Professional Development Manager, Davis Publications

  • David Herman, Jr.

    Eastern Region Representative

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Pamela Pease

    Pacific Region Representative

    Director, Kids Design Collaborative, Inc. Los Angeles, CA

  • Tracey Hunter-Doniger

    Southeastern Region Representative

    Associate Professor of Art Education and Creativity, College of Charleston

  • Christina Bain

    Western Region Representative

    Associate Professor of Art Education, Associate Chair of Art and Art History Department, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Samantha J. Melvin

    Elementary Representative

    Art Education Consultant, Texas

  • Jillian Richards

    Middle Level Representative

    Visual Art Educator, Coppell Independent School District

  • Shaun Lane

    Secondary Division Representative

    Visual Arts Instructor, East View High School (GISD)

  • Stephanie Danker

    Higher Education Representative

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Miami University

  • Jenny Evans

    Preservice Representative

    Lecturer in Art Education, Texas State University

  • Andrew Watson

    Administration/Supervision Representative

    Fine Arts Instructional Specialist, Alexandria City Public Schools

  • Rina Kundu Little

    Museum Education Representative

    Associate Professor of Art Education, Texas Tech University

  • Sara Scott Shields

    At-Large Representative

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Director of MS with Teacher Certification, Florida State University

  • Kristin Vanderlip Taylor

    At-large Representative

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, California State University, Northridge

Explore More