Gender, culture and the arts; art as social action; creativity; educating for social justice; self-study of professional practices in teaching.
Lynne Scott Constantine teaches a broad range of courses on creativity, visual thinking, critical theory, film, writing, and art as social action. Her personal practice in interdisciplinary arts explores chance, loss, and the complexities of human communication through the media of performance, installation, photography, and video art.
Lynne has presented her research on educating for social justice through the arts at the national conferences of such organizations as the College Art Association, the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, and the National Art Education Association. Her most recent research collaborations, focusing on the self-study of professional practice in teaching for visually rich learning environments, have been published in Perspectives in Education and The Journal of Transformative Education and in the upcoming edited volume Polyvocal Professional Development: Enacting dialogic professional learning through self-study.
In 2014, she co-presented the Annual Scholar’s Lecture of Mason’s Women and Gender Studies Program. She was honored as a “2015 Teacher of Distinction” by Mason’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence.
Lynne also is a widely published writer and has, in a varied career, taught medieval English literature; headed two nonprofits; freelanced as a journalist, speechwriter, ghostwriter and book reviewer; co-authored a book on migraine; and co-founded a communications consulting firm.
AVT 101, New Majors Colloquium
AVT 103, Introduction to the Artist’s Studio
AVT 204, Visual Thinking
AVT 305, Creative Processes
AVT 307, Aesthetics
AVT 309, Art as Social Action
AVT 371, Visual Perception and the Arts
AVT 395, Writing for Artists
AVT 399, The Sustainability Project
AVT 472, Critical Theory in the Visual Arts
AVT 496, Special Topics: Film/Art
AVT 497, Senior Project
AVT 600, Research Methodologies in the Arts
AVT 610, Graduate Seminar
AVT 618, Visual Communication Theories
ARTH 350, History of Photography
ARTH 399, Aesthetics for Art History
HNRS 122, Reading the Arts
MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
MPhil and MA, English Language and Literature, Yale University
BA summa cum laude, English, Canisius College