Faculty + Staff

Virginia Commonwealth University Art Education faculty members are dedicated and celebrated researchers, teachers, and leaders in the field of art and art education. The work of our faculty is published in dozens of journals, anthologies, books, and professional conference proceedings at the national and international level. In addition, our faculty works to maintain exhibition records of their own art work and also curate exhibitions of other artists. They have terminal degrees in our field and they are attuned to cutting edge issues in art education such as aesthetics, arts and healthcare, assessment, community arts education, critical theory, culturally sustainable pedagogies, dialogic looking, feminist pedagogy, gaming, museum education, service-learning, technology, and urban education.

Faculty

Dr. Charles Bleick
Interim Chair
804-828-0471
cbleick@vcu.edu

Dr. Melanie Buffington
Associate Professor
mbuffington@vcu.edu

Dr. Pamela Lawton
Associate Professor
804-828-1198
phlawton@vcu.edu

Dr. Ryan Patton
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director
804-828-3772
rpatton@vcu.edu

Dr. Yiwen Wei
Assistant Professor
804-828-3804
weiy2@vcu.edu

Dr. Sara Wilson McKay
Chair & Associate Professor
swilsonmckay@vcu.edu

Dr. Courtnie Wolfgang
Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Director
804-828-4865
cnwolfgang@vcu.edu

Ronika Jarratt
Program Coordinator
804-828-1996
rqjarratt@vcu.edu

Molly McFadden
Assistant Professor & Licensure Coordinator
804-828-2803
mmmcfadden@vcu.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Amy Keenan-Amago
O.K. Keyes
Hannah Sions

University Supervisors

University Supervisors act as advocates, role models and mentors for student teachers.

William Johnson

Arlene Martin

Shelley Row

Chris Rudasill

Donna Stables

Buddy Terrell

Kim Turner Towne

Peggy Wood

Clinical Faculty

Sally Austin, Pemberton ES
Mary Baker-Neal, Douglas Freeman HS
Sharon Barber, Elkhardt MS
April Barlett, Arthur Ashe ES
Kelly Bisogno, James River HS
Stephanie Bradley, Brookland MS
Fonda Cody, Pearson’s Corner ES
Anne Ezzelle, Reams Road ES
Tiffany Floyd, Blackwell ES
Shannon Foster-Harris, Redd ES
Kristel French, Clover Hill ES
Jamesha Hairston, Laurel Meadow ES
Danielle Houdek, Bellevue Model ES
Michele Kelly, Spring Run ES
Amber Kuper, Salem Church MS
Gretchen Marr, J.R. Tucker HS
Sarah Mays, Ginter Park ES
Ashley Melnichak, Highland Springs ES
Laurie Parfitt, South Anna ES
Ann Schumm, Beulah ES
Karen Siler, Glen Allen ES
Anne-Marie Slinkman, Tucker HS
Sherri Smith, Holladay ES
Julianne Suder, Laburnum ES
Meeshell Von Ofenheim, Providence MS

 

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