Department of Art & Art History

Teresa Cotner

Art Education

Teresa Cotner is from Los Angeles, California. She is a Professor of Art Education at California State University, Chico. She is the Regional Site Co-Director for the Northern California Arts Project, NCAP (a region of The California Arts Project, TCAP). She earned a BA in Art at California State University, Sonoma, an MA in Art History and Single Subject Teaching Credential at California State University, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Art Education at Stanford University. She taught high school art in Los Angeles prior to completing her PhD. Dr. Cotner enjoys working with colleagues across disciplines.

Her teaching and research interests include arts education, place-based education, cross-disciplinary education, multicultural education, classroom discourse and qualitative research. She was the California Art Education Association 2004 “Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education” and 2014 awardee of the “Award of Merit for Advancing the Cause of Art Education.” She presents research at professional conferences regionally, nationally and internationally. She has published numerous articles, book reviews and chapters, and a textbook. Her most recent publications are “Color-Blindsided at the Intersection of Multicultural and Integrated Arts Education” (2013) and (co-written with Masami Toku) Art, Teaching and Learning (2014).