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Amanda Newman-Godfrey

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed.D. in Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York. (in progress)

 

M.A. in Art and Art Education with K-12 Visual Arts Certification. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York. (1999)

 

B.A., Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Major: Fine Arts at Haverford College. Minor: History of Art (1995)


LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS

New Jersey Teacher of Art K-12 Standard Certificate (Permanent)

New Jersey Supervisor Certificate (Permanent)

Selected Publications & Exhibitions

 

Scholarly Interests

Art education for students with multiple disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorder; pre-service and in-service K-12 art teacher education; supervision in arts education

Selected Publications

Publications In Progress: 

 

Synopsis of a comprehensive literature review focusing on where the paths of a student-centered art education pedagogy and a whole personal special education pedagogy merge to form a new approach to working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the art room (Potential submissions: Art Education, International Journal of Education and the Arts, and Exceptional Children)

 

Article on how engaging verbally and visually with reproductions of art may impact verbal communication, and social and emotional skills of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and how new understandings of ASD may be found through arts-based learning (Potential submission: Studies in Art Education issue with special focus on art education and underserved populations)

 

 

 

Presentations: National and State Conferences

Newman-Godfrey, A. (2012, March).  The effects of dialogue and art making on the

verbal, emotional, and social skills of adolescents with classic autism.  Presentation conducted at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New York, New York.


Newman-Godfrey, A. (2011, March).  The power of dialogue: art’s impact on

adolescents with classic autism.  Presentation conducted at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.


Newman-Godfrey, A. (2008, October; 2007, October).  The Artists-in-Education

Residency Grant Program: successes from the field and sharing best practices models.  Presentation conducted at the Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, Somerset, New Jersey.


Newman-Godfrey, A. and Tunis, L. (2008, April). Developing minds: exceptional

learners in the arts. Presentation conducted for Charting the Course Conference

organized by New Jersey Arts Education Collective, New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Newman-Godfrey, A., Chodos, L., et al. (2000, October).  Social skills streaming across the curriculum for students with ASD.  Presentation conducted at the COSAC Annual Autism Speaks Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

 

Exhibitions

Photography (solo exhibits): Guild of Creative Art (Shrewsbury, NJ), Red Bank Public Library (Red Bank, NJ), Art Alliance (Red Bank, NJ), and Macy Gallery (Teachers College, New York, NY)

 

Photography (group exhibits): Guild of Creative Art (Shrewsbury, NJ), Monmouth Museum (Lincroft, NJ), Art Alliance (Red Bank, NJ), Atlantic Highlands Arts Cooperative (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), Macy Gallery (Teachers College, New York, NY), New Hope Chamber of Commerce (New Hope, PA), and Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown, NJ)

 

Handmade Jewelry (group shows): New Hope Chamber of Commerce (New Hope, PA), Monmouth Festival of the Arts (Tinton Falls, NJ), Moorestown Fine Arts & Crafts (Moorestown, NJ), Haddonfield Arts Festival (Haddonfield, NJ), Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts & Crafts (Philadelphia, PA), Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences (Loveladies, NJ), and Stone Harbor Arts Festival (Stone Harbor, NJ)