Karen McGarry

Karen A McGarry

Professional Summary

Karen McGarry is an ABD Doctoral Candidate at the University of Cincinnati in the Educational Studies program with a focus on Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education. She has articles published in Art/Research International, Art Education, Democracy & Education, and Learning Landscapes. Research interests include arts-based research, teacher education, critically reflexive learning ecologies, social justice art education, critical race theory and critical pedagogy, and embodied reflective awareness. Visual arts practice detailed via www.kmcgarted.com


MAAE: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH, 2011 (Master of Arts in Art Education)

MFA: University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago IL, 1994 (Master in Fine Arts/Minor in Women's Studies)

BFA: Wayne State University Detroit MI, 1986 (Bachelor of Fine Arts/Drawing Concentration)

Research and Practice Interests

Arts-Based Educational Research
Curriculum Instruction & Teacher Education
Visual Arts Studio Practice
Multitextual Reflection

Positions and Work Experience

2014 -To Present Adjunct Instructor, Pre-service Teacher Education in Art Education, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach CA

2013 -To Present Adjunct Instructor , Pre-service Teacher Education in Art Education, University of Cincinnati, Online Course Facilitator

2014 -2104 Adjunct Instructor Summer Institute, Pre-service Teacher Education in Art Education, Cal Arts, Valencia CA

2014 -To Present Visual Arts Educator, Visual Arts/Humanities teacher, Arroyo Pacific Academy, Arcadia, CA

2011 -2012 Visual Arts Educator, Visual Arts teacher in Art 1, Digital Photography, AP Studio Arts, Bishop Fenwick High School, Franklin, OH


Peer Reviewed Publications

Karen McGarry (2019. ) MULTITEXTUAL LITERACY IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS AND THE DAB .Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal, , 4 (2 ) ,480

Karen McGarry (2019. ) Reflexivity as a Process for Coming Into Knowing .LEARNing Landscapes, , 12 ,155

Karen McGarry (2019. ) Stronger Together: Making STEAM Partnerships .CIRCE: The Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education, , 92

Karen McGarry (2018. ) Making Partnerships With STEAM .Art Education, , 71 (2 ) ,28

Additional Publications


Poster Presentations

Karen McGarry (2011. ) Graduate Poster Forum .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. . UC. . Level:University

Honors and Awards

2011 -2011 Director's Prize Director's Prize awarded for Culminating Project Thesis in Art Education, DAAP Directors Status:Recipient Level:College Type:Recognition

Professional Affiliation

2011 -To Present: Professional Affiliations National Art Education Association California Art Education Association Ohio Art Education Association

Contact Information

Home - 2560 Erie Avenue
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45208
Phone: 5133886332