Associate ProfessorArt Education
Jeanne Nemeth is Associate Professor of Art Education. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University Bloomington with a minor in Museum Studies, and a MFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include material culture studies, contemporary art practices, and environmental psychology. She studies the relationship between contemporary collecting and art practice, focusing on the collecting practices of artists, art educators, and students. A recently published chapter, The Practice of Collecting: Private Worlds of Youth Culture and a Rationale for Art Curriculum, examines the interplay between children’s personal space and their collected objects, exploring how objects represent personal and communal experiences in time and place. Her current research revolves around preserved collections of artists, whose homes, workspaces, and gardens have been converted into museums. These investigations have contributed to critical inquiry into better understanding how our constructed environments influence everyday creative processes, identity formation, psychological states, and affect emotions and behavior.