Johnson, Nicole P. (npj2111)

Johnson, Nicole Pamela

Lecturer, Art & Art Education

Faculty Expertise:

Educational Background

Ed.D., Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A.E, Art Education, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  

Scholarly Interests

  • Personal and contextual influences on art educators’ conception and construction of professional identity
  • Personal and contextual influences on art educators’ construction of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)
  • Role of creative tension in learning and teaching art
  • Decolonizing practices in art education 

Nicole Johnson is a  visual artist and art educator from Kingston, Jamaica. She has taught and mentored collegiate art education students in her home city and in the United States. Nicole completed her Ed.D in art education at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is currently a Full Time Lecturer in Art and Art Education. Prior to this, she worked as an art education program chair in her home city. Her visual arts practice is grounded in drawing and painting, and explores concepts of tension, iteration, identity, and (re)presentation/perception, particularly through the lens of "Black woman-ness”. Her research interests include art educators’ development and reiteration of their professional identities and pedagogical practices, art educators of color’s racialized professional experiences, and decolonizing art curriculum and pedagogy. 

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