NAEA Research Commission - Professional Learning through Research Working Group


  • Justin P. Sutters, PhD


    Director of MAT Program & Assistant Professor of Art Education

    George Mason University

  • Drew Brown


    Fulton County Schools

    Sweet Apple Elementary

  • Susannah Brown, PhD

    Southeastern Region

    Professor, Art Education

    Florida Atlantic University

  • Rachel Hallquist

    Pacific Region

    Instructional Coach

    Mount Diablo Unified School District

  • Trina Harlow, M. A. A.Ed.

    At-Large Representative

    Instructor, Program Coordinator, Doctoral Candidate

    Kansas State University, College of Education

  • Joana Hyatt

    Western Region

    Assistant Professor of Art Education

    Lamar University

  • Dana Carlisle Kletchka

    Museum Education

    Assistant Professor of Art Education

    Ohio State University

  • Kristi Oliver

    Eastern Region and Liaison to the Research Commission

    Assistant Professor of Art Education

    University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

  • Susan Silva


    Photography Teacher, Fine Arts Department Chairperson

    Oakton High School, Fairfax County Public Schools

  • Karin Tollefson-Hall

    Higher Education

    Associate Professor of Art Education & Graduate Program Director

    James Madison University, Virginia

  • Pamelia D. Valentine

    Middle Level

    Visual Arts Teacher/ Electives Team Leader

    Oakland Bay Junior High School, Shelton School District, Shelton Washington

  • Gloria Wilson


    Assistant Professor of Art Education

    Virginia Commonwealth University (Fall 2018)

Vision Statements

Research is personal. For me, it is inextricably intertwined with > pedagogy. Dialogue with my students makes visible inquiries that demand investigation. Research thus provides the hope to go forward.

-Justin Sutters, Chairperson

All reflective practitioners are researchers, we are always striving to perfect our craft and gain a deeper understanding of our students and their needs. Through research we can explore the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching visual art.

-Kristi Oliver, Research Commission Liaison

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