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 and chair of the National Art Education Association’s Ecology and Environment Interest Group and currently serves as chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Arts and Learning SIG. With a book contract with Teachers College Press, she is currently writing a book on ecopedagogy.

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