Dr. Kevin Jenkins Joins Art Education Faculty

MAY 2022

Dr. Kevin Jenkins, previously a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education at Texas State University, has now joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor after a national search.

Dr. Jenkins teaches courses in EC-12 art teacher preparation as well as art integration for the elementary generalist. He also supervises student teachers in EC-12 art.

Previously as a postdoctoral scholar at Penn State, he taught courses in understanding the art experiences of children, youth, and adults, and the visual cultures of diverse populations with respect to concerns of social and political equity. He also created and taught a graduate/undergraduate course Trans Identities & Histories in Visual Culture.

He earned his PhD in Art Education (2018) at the University of North Texas. His dissertation, titled Dis/appearance, In/visibility and the Transitioning Body on Social Media: A Post-Qualitative & Multimodal Inquiry, earned the 2019 university-wide Toulouse Dissertation Award, in the Social Sciences division and was nominated for the National Art Education Association 2020 Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education. At UNT, he also served as a teaching fellow (2014-2017) for preservice art education courses in contemporary global art/artists and digital technologies in the art classroom.

Dr. Jenkins is an artivist, vlogger, curriculum designer, and educator of trans experience whose research includes gender transition documentation as palimpsest and social media as an artistic space that serves as a pedagogical tool and a site for activism.

Kevin Jenkins

‚Äč"You don't need to post quotes from 'great minds' to give your ideas authority. You have a mind of your own. What you say doesn't have to be eloquent. It just needs to be true." - Dr. Kevin Jenkins