Kasey E. Power, PhD
During my undergraduate studies, I was equally passionate about pursuing my interests in both art history and studio art. As an avid printmaker, I found tremendous joy in uncovering and understanding the processes necessary for a wide variety of print styles. As I approached my senior year, I interned with a nonprofit that placed artists in K-12 public schools that lacked funding for the arts. It was then that I realized that exploring artistic media for myself did not hold the excitement and fulfillment that I experienced when teaching those same media to students.
That realization led me to pursue a Master's degree in Art and Visual Culture Education, after which I worked as a 5th-12th grade art teacher. Later, upon returning to school to obtain my Doctorate, I found a deep love for mentoring and supporting pre- and in-service art teachers.
That love brings me to the present day, where I am currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Arizona and the University of Florida, sharing a passion for art education with both undergraduate and graduate students.
The University of Arizona — PhD, Art History & Education
Graduated May, 2022
Major: Art and Visual Culture Education
Minor: Teaching and Teacher Education
The University of Arizona — MA, Art and Visual Culture Education
Graduated December, 2013
The University of San Francisco — BA, Art History & Arts Management
Graduated Summa Cum Laude May, 2011
Minor in Studio Art
Adjunct Professor, Art & Visual Culture Education Program, University of Arizona | August 2022- Present
Adjunct Professor, Online Master of Arts in Art Education, University of Florida | July 2022- Present
Arizona Teacher Academy Mentor | August 2021- May 2022
Instructor, ARE493b, Student Teaching In Art & Visual Culture | August- December 2021 & January 2019- May 2020
Instructor, Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind | June 2019
Teaching Artist in Residence, The Tucson Museum of Art | June- July 2018
Preservice Art Teacher Mentor & Observer, Wildcat Art Program | February- April 2020 & February- April 2018
Graduate Teaching Assistant, ARE 130: Exploring Art & Visual Culture | August- December 2017
Art Teacher, Self-Employed | May 2015- May 2016
5th-12th Grade Art Teacher, BASIS Tucson North | July 2012- May 2015