Dr. Rebecca Shipe

  • Associate Professor
  • ARTS Director

Rebecca (Becky) received her Ph.D. in Art Education from The University of Arizona in 2015. As an illustrator and eight-year veteran art teacher in the Tucson public schools, she chose to focus her dissertation research on how simultaneously performing the artist/teacher/researcher roles generates both critical insights as well as practical and ideological challenges. Through her present work at RIC with pre-service and practicing art educators, Dr. Shipe plans to continue examining ways to incorporate arts based research and relational aesthetics into the K-12 learning environment. In addition to these research interests, she hopes to examine how international collaborations among educators can help students to build cross-cultural understandings through experiences with art.

Education

University of Arizona  
Ph.D., Art History and Education: Art and Visual Culture Education track with a minor in Teaching and Teacher Education

M.A., Art Education

Arizona State University 
Post-baccalaureate Certification in Art Education, K–12

The Rochester Institute of Technology
B.F.A., Illustration with a minor in Communications in Cultures

A.A.S., Graphic Design

Selected Publications

Shipe, R. (2016). A story of how one teacher/researcher/artist learned to use arts based research, The Journal of Art Education 69(3), 27-34. 

Shipe, R. Productive ambiguity: Promoting cross-cultural understanding through art (accepted). In R. Shin (Ed.). Convergence of contemporary art education, visual culture, and global civic engagement.

Shipe, B. (2014). Creating productive ambiguity: A visual research narrative (2014). VOKE: Journal of Visualized Research in Art Education, 2. Retrieved from http://www.vokeart.org/?p=495&spoke=1

Juried Presentations:

Penn State Seminar @50, University Park, PA
Apr. 2016
Poster Presenter
Exploring arts based research and productive ambiguity

National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL  
Mar. 2016
Sketch and Tell Presenter
Creating productive ambiguity: A visual research narrative

National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL  
Mar. 2016
Panel Presenter
Convergence of contemporary art, visual culture, and global civic engagement

National Art Education Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA 
Mar. 2015
The Seminar for Research in Art Education Graduate Research Session, 
Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers Presenter 
Creating productive ambiguity: A visual research narrative

The Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Life Called – How Far Have They Gone? 
Feb. 2015
The global influence, innovations, and inspiring careers of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers 15th Anniversary Symposium at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Poster Presenter
How one artist/teacher/researcher learned to use arts base research: A visual research narrative

Peace Corps Connect Conference, Nashville, TN
June 2014
Graduate Research Conference Presenter
How one teacher/researcher/artist learned to use arts based research: A visual narrative ​

Courses

ARTE 340 Methods and Materials in Art Education, Instructor
ARTE 303/503 Introduction to Art Education, Instructor
ARTE 404/504 Secondary Practicum in Art Education, Student/Clinical Partner Liaison
ARTE 591 Readings and Research in Art Education, Instructor
ARTE 525 Graduate Student Teaching in Art Education, Instructor
ART 691 Thesis

Research Interests

Art based research

Relational aesthetics

Teacher education and curriculum development

International education

Global awareness and collaborations

Culturally responsive pedagogy