Joy G. Bertling is an assistant professor and program coordinator of art education at the University of Tennessee. She received her Ph.D. in art education from the University of Georgia. Her research engages with critical place-based art education and other arts-based ecopedagogies. She has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals including Studies in Art Education, International Journal of Education through Art, International Journal of Education & the Arts, and Art Education. Her recent article, “A Portrait of Environmental Integration in United States K-12 Art Education,” was published in Environmental Education Research. She is the founder of the National Art Education Association’s Ecology and Environment Interest Group and currently serves as Program Chair for two of the American Educational Research Association’s arts-oriented special interest groups (SIG):  the Arts and Inquiry in Visual and Performing Arts in Education SIG and Arts and Learning SIG.

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