Faculty & Staff
Dr. Amanda Alexander
Art Certification, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
Dr. Amanda Alexander graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) with a Ph.D. in Art Education and a focus in Arts Policy and Administration in 2010. Prior to her Ph.D., she received a Masters of Arts degree in Arts Policy and Administration in 2007 from OSU and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business in 2000 from Indiana University-Bloomington. Dr. Alexander’s Doctoral research and work in the Peace Corps provided her the opportunity to live and work in South America where she learned to speak fluent Spanish and conversational Portuguese.
Her present and ongoing work in South America has brought about interests in participatory action research, autoethnography, mixed methods, co-creation design methods and critical theory. Additionally, her professional interests include community-based arts learning, arts/cultural policy, arts administration, international policy and development, sustainable social and cultural development, technology in art education, technology in social and cultural development, interactive arts, international trade laws, human rights, arts advocacy and the Fair Trade movement.
Before coming to the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Alexander taught at The Ohio State University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and with Upward Bound, a program dedicated to preparing inner city high school kids for college. At each teaching placement, Dr. Alexander worked to share her global experiences in the classroom with a wide array of students. She looks forward to working with the diverse population in and around the Arlington community to develop community arts programs.