B. Stephen Carpenter II

B. Stephen  Carpenter II

Professor of Art Education and African American Studies

Office Phone: (814) 863-7314


B Stephen Carpenter, II is Professor of Art Education and African American Studies; Co-Director of the Summer Institute on Contemporary Art (SICA); Chief Executive Artist for Reservoir Studio; and a Founding Faculty member of the MAT/MA in Art & Design Education at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Steve is interested in curriculum theory, professional development through art for preK-12 educators, public pedagogy and participatory art practices, critical art education studies, and the global water crisis as curriculum. His mixed-media assemblages, installations, and performance artworks confront and disrupt social, historical, cultural, and political constructs. Steve has authored and co-authored book chapters and journal articles on art education, visual culture, and curriculum theory. He is co-author of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Art in High School (2006), co-editor of Curriculum for a Progressive, Provocative, Poetic, and Public Pedagogy (2006), and co-editor of two forthcoming books. Steve is senior editor of Studies in Art Education (2017-2019) and serves on the editorial review board of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, and the international editorial board of Curriculum Inquiry. He is a past co-editor of the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (2010-2013) and a past editor of Art Education (2004-2006). He is a National Art Education Association (NAEA) Distinguished Fellow and a recipient of the Eugene Grigsby Jr. Award (NAEA). Steve holds a B.F.A. degree in Visual Art from Slippery Rock University (1987) and M.Ed (1989) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University.

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