Tracie Costantino

March 4, 2016, 2:00 – 3:15 pm, SNAAP Workshop 2: Using SNAAP Data for Positive Change – Stories from the Field (Concurrent Session)

March 5, 2016, 10:30 – 11:45 am, SNAAP Workshop 2: Using SNAAP Data for Positive Change – Stories from the Field (Concurrent Session)

Tracie Costantino, PhD, is the Dean of Faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She earned her undergraduate degree in art history and Italian studies at Boston College, and her master’s degree in art history from Brown University. She received her PhD in aesthetic education (curriculum and instruction) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. In 2004 she joined the faculty of art education at The University of Georgia where she later earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor. At RISD she is responsible for faculty development across the career span.

Her research focuses on the nature of cognition in the arts, creativity, and the transformative potential of aesthetic experience as an educative event. Her interest in interdisciplinary curriculum and creative learning has been supported by two grants from the National Science Foundation. In addition to numerous published articles and book chapters, Costantino has co-edited two books with Boyd White (McGill University) on aesthetic education: Essays on Aesthetic Education for the 21st Century (Sense Publishers, 2010) and Aesthetics, Empathy, and Education (Peter Lang Publishers, 2013).