Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Recently selected by the National Art Education Association as the 2011 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Lynn Sanders-Bustle is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi where she teaches in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from East Carolina and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.  She taught art in public schools working with students across the K-12 spectrum and is editor of the book, Image, Inquiry, and Transformative Practice: Engaging Learners in Creative and Critical Inquiry Through Visual Representation published in 2003 by Peter Lang. Sanders-Bustle has published in professional journals such as Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy The International Journal of Education and the Arts (2012), Art Education. In addition she has presented at conferences for the International Society for Arts and Education, the American Education Research Association, the National Art Education Association and the Literacy Research Association. Sanders-Bustle has received many grants including those supporting the integration of technology into instruction, faculty development, and community-based art projects.  Creative works include five large scale tile and mirror mosaics on the sides of buildings in Virginia and Louisiana. Sanders-Bustle believes that creative and critical engagements strengthen the desire to learn in meaningful ways and fosters the ongoing development of individual and communal endeavors that spark imagination and illuminate possibility for one’s self and others.