Jeanmarie Higgins

Coordinator of Research

Professor of Art Education and African American Studies, School of Visual Arts 


Dr. Carpenter is author and co-author of book chapters and journal articles, co-author of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Art in High School (2006), co-editor of Curriculum for a Progressive, Provocative, Poetic, and Public Pedagogy (2006), and co-editor of two forthcoming books. He is Senior Editor of Studies in Art Education (2017-2019), a past editor of Art Education (2004-2006), a past co-editor of the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy (2010-2013), member of the editorial review board of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, and member of the international editorial review board for Curriculum Inquiry. Carpenter is a recipient of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Eugene Grigsby Award and is an NAEA Distinguished Fellow. 


Carpenters research interests include professional development through contemporary art for preK-12 educators, critical art education studies, socially engaged art education, and the global water crisis as curriculum. His mixed-media assemblages, installations, performance artworks, and social practice works are vehicles to confront social issues and critique historical, cultural, and political constructs.