Amanda Allison

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Art Education
Art
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a.allison@tcu.edu | 817-257-7041

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Education

University of North Texas, Ph.D. in Art Education, 2008

Northwestern State University, MA in Art, 2000

Louisiana State University, Shreveport, BA in Art Education, 1996

Courses Taught

ARED 10803, Basics in Art
ARED 30013, Approaches to Studio Art
ARED 30803 The Child and Visual Art
ARED 40803 Essentials of Visual Art
ARED 30003 Junior Honors Research
ARED 40003 Senior Honors Research
ARED 40970 Special Problems: The Therapeutic Arts
ARED 40970 Special Problems: Independent Studies (Various student research projects)
EDUC 40966 All-level Student Teaching in Art
FNRT 20903, Children, Creativity and the Fine Arts

Areas of Focus

Preservice Art Education, Therapeutic Art, Disability, Arts Advocacy, Inservice Art Education

In Press: (Co-Author) Creative and Tangible Strength-Based Approaches for Counseling Children and Adolescents. Proposal submitted to Guilford Publishers by Dr. Becky Taylor, TCU Counseling professor and Associate Dean, College of Education and Dr. Amanda Allison and Becky Southland, LPC.

In Press: Lessons learned from a Southern Mother: Advocacy and the creative process. Article submitted to Trends, the journal of the Texas Art Education Association. (Publication Date: Fall 2017)

In Press: Research and Personal Narrative: On Defining the Questions. Article submitted to the Marilyn Zurmuehlen 2008 Working Papers in Art Education, an online publication of the Seminar for Research in Art Education, an affiliate of the National Art Education Association. (Publication Date: Fall 2014)

Allison, A. (2013). No art teacher left behind: Professional development that really matters in an age of accountability. Arts Education Policy Review, (114)4, pp. 178-190.

Allison, A. (2013). Old friends, bookends: Art educators and art therapists. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, (30)2, 86-89.

Allison, A. (2013). Know thyself, and then teach them all: One art teacher educator’s story of navigating the dilemmas of inclusion (pp. 174-181) in K. Tavin & C. Ballengee-Morris (Eds.), Stand(ing) up, for a change: Voices of arts educators (pp. 174-181). Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Allison, A. (2012). Meet me in the middle: The mutual benefits of mentoring. Trends, pp. 24-27.

Allison, A. (2010). From theory to practice, and back again: Using the art of kara walker to connect university curriculum and public school pedagogy. Trends, pp. 15-20.

Allison, A. (2009). Identity in (flux): Exploring the work of nikki s. lee. Art Education 62(1), pp. 25-31.

“15 Notable Art Professors in Dallas/Fort Worth” The Art Career Center, 2016

TCU Mortar Board Professor

State of Louisiana Art Teaching Certificate, Type B. 084922

Museum Education Certificate, UNT

Texas Art Education Association since 2002

National Art Education Association since 2002

Fort Worth ISD, The Art Station, Alliance for Children, Safe Haven, Moncrief Cancer Center, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board