Nandita Sheth

Nandita Sheth

Instructor - Adjunct

Professional Summary

Nandita Baxi Sheth works at the intersections of Art, Education, and Community as Assistant Director Academic in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.  She works as DAAP’s Liaison to the UC/Hughes Initiative to design, coordinate, and implement college access and summer bridge programming with UC’s neighboring community high school.  Additionally she serves as DAAP’s Liaison for Diversity and Inclusion and leads the college wide Diversity and Inclusion Team.  In 2015 she obtained a Masters in Visual Arts Education and Ohio State Licensure in Visual Arts Education.  She teaches High School students in After School Programming with Hughes STEM HS and instructs in the Art Education progam.  She has a background in Architecture and Planning with an B.A. from Rice University, majoring in Architectural Studies, English, and Art and a Master’s of Community Planning from the School of Planning at DAAP.  Her research interests include: the application of arts based research methodologies to consider “wicked problems”; the curricular impacts of art and technology on education; exploration and development of cross disciplinary STEAM initiatives, and using the lenses of affect theory and aesthetics to craft alternate forms of assessment.  


Masters of Visual Arts Education : University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2015 (Art Education)

Master of Community Planning: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1992 (Urban Planning, Community Engagement)

Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, English, Art and Art History: Rice University Houston, TX, 1988 (Architecture, English, Fine Art, Art History)

Research Support

Grant: #R40529 Investigators:Chemero, Anthony; Gaskins, Whitney; Holland, Kristopher; Sheth, Nandita; Vilinsky, Ilya 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Strange Tools Research Lab Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC