NAEA Research Commission - Professional Learning through Research Working Group
July 5, 2020
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 email@example.com.
The PLR recently assumed editorial responsibilities for Translations. Learn more about Translations here.
Assistant Professor of Art Education, Lamar University, University of Florida
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
Pacific Region Representative
Director, Kids Design Collaborative, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Southeastern Region Representative
Associate Professor of Art Education and Creativity, College of Charleston
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
Art Education Consultant, Texas
Middle Level Representative
Visual Art Educator, Coppell Independent School District
Secondary Division Representative
Visual Arts Instructor, East View High School (GISD)
Higher Education Representative
Assistant Professor of Art Education, Miami University
Lecturer in Art Education, Texas State University
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
Assistant Professor of Art Education, Director of MS with Teacher Certification, Florida State University
Kristin Vanderlip Taylor
Assistant Professor of Art Education, California State University, Northridge