Carolina Blatt, PhD, MA
Art Education Program Director Carolina Blatt is an art educator, arts administrator and scholar who seeks to catalyze the arts within and beyond the classroom. Her inquiry into social, affective and embodied cognition fuels her dedication to participatory artmaking. Often community-driven and socially engaged in nature, large-scale collaborative projects are the hallmark of her work.
Blatt earned a PhD in Art (Art Education) from the University of Georgia in Athens; an MA in Art History from the Savannah College of Art and Design; and a BA from Juniata College in Huntington, Pennsylvania. Her research has been presented internationally and published in a range of scholarly journals, including Studies in Art Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal for Learning Through the Arts, and International Journal of Education & the Arts, as well as popular press, including CNN.com.
Previously, Blatt served as associate professor at The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, where she coordinated the Art Education program and authored the Arts Administration program, and at Georgia Gwinnett College, where she pioneered the school’s public art collection through student-driven collaborations and cross-campus partnerships.
Awards & Accolades
Blatt has been recognized for her work through numerous honors and awards, including
National Art Education Association School for Art Leaders (2022),
High Education Division Award Art Educators of New Jersey (2021),
The David Rago and Suzanne Perrault Endowment Award (2021), and
a NJM Urban Innovation Award (2018).
Through participatory artmaking we can expand access to the arts and amplify both beauty and justice.