EdD Florida State University
MAEd University of Georgia
BFA University of Georgia
Jennifer received a BFA in fibers and a MAEd in art education from the University of Georgia and an EdD in art education from Florida State University. She has worked in K-12 art classrooms in Brunswick, Georgia prior to working at Austin Peay.
Jennifer has given presentations at the International Society for Education through Art (INSEA), the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Southeast College Art Conference (SECAC) on topics ranging from hiring practices in higher education to edTPA. Most recently she has been working on the integration of STEM theory in the art classroom.
Jennifer currently lives and works in Clarksville, Tennessee.
I am an art educator who works with students of all ages. I find inspiration in the creativity of my students. In my personal work I focus on traditional textile techniques: painting on silk, embroidery, beading and weaving. These works almost always begin with a photograph I have taken and the transfer of that imagery to fabric—usually silk that then undergoes heavy embellishment and embroidery. I am currently exploring the juxtaposition of industrial subject matter with these softer materials. The almost abstract quality that can be achieved through this juxtaposition forms the basis of my current body of work. The subject matter comes from a series of photographs taken at the Circle Museum: Bijan’s Junk Art in Austerlitz, NY.