Carrie Nordlund, Associate Professor
Dr. Carrie Nordlund, Associate Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from the University of Missouri–Columbia, M.A. in Art Education from Central Missouri State University, and B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute. She previously taught grades K-12 in the public schools for ten years and grades PreK-12 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO for five years. In her previous position as Independence Missouri Public Schools District Art Chair, she supervised curriculum and assessment development and implementation for PreK-12 arts programs. She maintains an art exhibition record promoting an ethic of artist, researcher, and teacher.
Dr. Nordlund’s current research interests include: Waldorf school ecology and curriculum, integrated/interdisciplinary arts curriculum, whole child curriculum, reflective practitioner, dialogic classroom, and feminist pedagogy. Some of her recent publications are "Waldorf Education: Breathing Creativity" in Art Education: The Journal of National Art Education Association; “Activist Art and Pedagogy: The Dinner Party Curriculum Project” in Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy: Engaging Students in Global Issues through the Arts; “An Invitation to Social Justice: Sixteen Principles for Teaching Art” in Art Education: The Journal of National Art Education Association;“Postcard Moments: Significant Moments in Teaching” in Visual Arts Research; “Teaching Art as Reflective Craft” in Translations from Theory to Practice.
She has been a recipient of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) 2013 Eastern Region Higher Education Art Educator Award and the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) 2012 Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award. She also has been granted a Pennsylvania Art Education Association fellowship to fund her professional development training in the 2013 Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) made available through The Education Policy and Leadership Center, Harrisburg, PA.