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Joy Bertling

Joy Bertling, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Art Education


Joy G. Bertling received her PhD in art education from the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the intersection of art education and ecological concerns and also explores the potential of image-based research methods.

While she has published numerous articles, her research “The Art of Empathy: A Mixed Methods Case Study of a Place-Based Art Education Program” was recently published in the International Journal of Education & the Arts. Bertling is also a National Board Certified teacher. Prior to joining the UT faculty, she taught visual art in K–12 public schools for over a decade, primarily at the middle school level.


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Joy Bertling

Contact Information

  • A109 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-8602
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