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Department of Art Education / People / Faculty Members / Tom Anderson, Ph.D.

Tom Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Art Education, Director of the Art Education Doctoral Program

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William Johnston Building (WJB), room 3030
Fall 2014 Office Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30pm-4:00pm

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(850) 645-9893
Tom Anderson, Ph.D.

Tom Anderson, Ph.D. began working for the Department of Art Education at Florida State University in 1982, after teaching in the public schools in Oregon and working as a commercial artist in Chicago. The longest serving member of the Department, Tom’s long-term interests are art criticism and the theory of art, the social foundations of art and education, and how art and education can contribute to social justice and environmental sustainability.

Research Interests: Aesthetics and art criticism; social foundations of art and education; ethnographic, critically grounded, and philosophical research methods; visual culture art education.

Selected Publications:

  • Anderson, T., Gussak, D., Hallmark, K., & Paul, A. (Eds.), (2010). Art Education for Social Justice. National Art Education Association.
  • Anderson, T. & Milbrandt, M. (2005). Art for Life: McGraw-Hill.
    • Korean translation (2007), McGraw-Hill Korea, Kim Jeung-hee lead translator.
    • Chinese translation (2009), Hunan Art Press, Liu Nan and Ru Majing, translators.
  • Anderson, T. (2000). Real Lives: Art Teachers and the Cultures of School, Heinemann.
  • Anderson, T. & Suominen Guyas, A. 2011. Earth Education, Interbeing, and Deep Ecology. Studies in Art Education.
  • Anderson, T. 2009. Report from Japan. International Journal of Art Education 7(1), 37-82.
  • Anderson, T. 2005, Report from the Czech Republic, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education,
  • Anderson, T. 2004, Why and How We Make Art with Implications for Art Education. Arts Education Policy Review, 105(5), 31-38.
  • Anderson, T. 2004, Roots, Reasons, and Structure: Framing Visual Culture Art Education. International Journal of Art Education, 1(3), 5-44. (Taiwan).
  • Anderson, T. 2003, Art Education for Life. International Journal of Art and Design Education, 22(1). 58-66. (United Kingdom).
  • Anderson, T. 2002, Mandala: Constructing Peace through Art. Art Education, 55(3), 33-39.
  • Anderson, T. 2000, Using Art Criticism Strategies in Ethnographic Research. Visual Arts Research, 26(2), 80-87.

Faculty Expertise and Advancement System (FEAS) Faculty Curriculum Vitae (CV) database profile here.