Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Art Education
Amanda Galbraith serves as a post-doctoral research associate and adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During her 18 years of experience as an elementary art teacher and as a district lead teacher, her students consistently received recognition and many went on to successfully pursue further studies and careers in the arts. She also serves as the Co-Director for Arts Leadership and Administration at the Tennessee Arts Academy and is the Advocacy Chair for the Tennessee Art Education Association. Galbraith has served on the Tennessee Department of Education’s subject matter expert committee, two state standards revision committees, a state textbook and instructional materials advisory panel, and numerous curriculum development teams. She received the Tennessee Art Education Association’s West Tennessee Art Educator of the Year award two times—in 2011 and 2013. In 2019, Galbraith was named the Tennessee Art Education Association Art Educator of the Year. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Memphis College of Art, Master and Specialist in Education degrees from Union University, and an Education Doctorate from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. She is currently working with Joy Bertling, assistant professor of art education, on the Data Visualization Project, which seeks to explore how students engage with and make sense of data in STEAM, visual arts, and media arts classes.