Assistant Professor of Art Education
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Christopher Schulte is Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator of Art Education in the School of Visual Arts at Penn State University. He earned his BA and MA in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa (2004, 2006) and his Ph.D. in Art Education from Penn State University (2012). Prior to joining the faculty in Art Education at Penn State, Christopher held faculty appointments at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Georgia. His research and teaching explores the overlaps of children's art and play, poststructural theory, and qualitative research methodologies. His writings have appeared in handbooks and other edited volumes, as well as national and international journals in art education, early childhood studies, and qualitative studies. He is co-editor, with Chritine Marmé Thompson, of "Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood" (Springer: forthcoming, 2017) and is currently working on a second edited volume, titled, "Ethics and Research with Young Children: Personal Pedagogies". Christopher is the former Chairperson of the Seminar for Research in Art Education (SRAE), Media Review Editor for the International Journal of Education & the Arts, and a standing or guest reviewer for several other journals, including Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, Bank Street Occasional Paper Series, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. At Penn State, Christopher coordinates the Early Childhood Art Education internship program, which supports undergraduate students in teaching and researching the artistic, play-based, and aesthetic practices of young children.