A headshot of Lisbeth Bucci smiling

Art Education (MAT)

Lisbeth Bucci is an adjunct associate professor who has also supervised students in their practica. Additionally, she is a practicing artist. 


Lisbeth Bucci earned her BS in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and her MSEd in Education from Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. As a practicing artist, her body of work consists of 2-D polymedia works, which includes a range of traditional fine art media, while her most current work is mixed media and printing. She is a PAEA (Pennsylvania Art Education Association ) fellow.


  • Over the past 35 years, Bucci has been an art educator in both public and private settings, teaching visual art to students in grades K–12 and arts integration to higher education preservice students. She was a K–12 visual art curriculum coordinator and hiring advisor in public education for more than 20 years.

  • Bucci is active in state and national art and education associations.

  • She was past president of PAEA until October 2022.

  • She recently concluded a 12-year tenure on the PAEA Board of Directors and Leadership Council.

Awards & Accolades

Bucci has been recognized for her work numerous times. 

  • PAEA 2008 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the year

  • Contributor, Pandemic Pedagogies Anthology, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Champaign, 2021. 

  • Co-author with with R. Brewer and C.E. Buchanan, “Art Education after DBAE: A K–12 Postmodern Curriculum in Practice,” Transdisciplinary Inquiry, Practice and Possibilities in Art Education: Proceedings from the Penn State Seminar @50, 2019.

‘Small steps can be a pathway for growth and great things!’

I believe that every classroom should be a safe and caring space. I have learned that experimentation, discovery and choice provide a great capacity to empower a student’s curiosity and imagination. I will always strive to be an asset, and never a liability, in education and in life.