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Joy Bertling, PhD

Assistant Professor, Art Education

Biography

Joy G. Bertling is an assistant professor and team leader 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 as well as the intersections between arts-based research and teacher education. She has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Education & the Arts, International Journal of Education through Art, Art Education, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy. Her recent commentary, “Non-Place and the Future of Place-Based Education,” was published in Environmental Education Research. She currently serves as Program Chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Arts and Inquiry in Visual and Performing Arts in Education SIG. She has taught visual art at the K-12 level for over ten years and is a National Board (NBPTS) certified art teacher.

Professional Background


Research

Bertling’s research engages with critical place-based art education and other arts-based ecopedagogies as well as the intersections between arts-based research and teacher education.

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Contact Information

  • A109 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-8602
  • E-mail: jbertling@utk.edu