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Joy Bertling, PhD

Assistant Professor, Art Education


Joy Bertling is an assistant professor of art education at the University of Tennessee, where she serves as program leader of the art education program.  She received her PhD in art education from the University of Georgia. Her research engages with place-based art education and the intersections between arts-based research and art teacher education.

Dr. Bertling has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Education through Art, International Journal of Education & the Arts, Art Education, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee faculty, she taught art in public schools for over a decade as a National Board Certified Teacher.


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Contact Information

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