Dr. Kimberly Sheridan is the VCFA MA in Art & Design Education Founding Faculty Chair. Concurrently, she is an associate professor with a joint appointment in art education and educational psychology at George Mason University. 

She received her doctorate in human development and psychology at Harvard University Graduate School of Education under Dr. Howard Gardner.  Prior to joining George Mason, she was a research specialist at Harvard University’s Project Zero, where she co-authored the book Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education.

She is the recipient of a number of grants and awards including a Fulbright, and awards from the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation. Her current research focuses on new media arts learning and new media contexts, with recent grants exploring learning in interactive game design and animation and learning in makerspaces.


EdD - Human Development & Psychology | Harvard

BA - Art | Kalamazoo College

Kimberly Sheridan

Faculty, Art & Design Education

Kelly Gross

Faculty, Art & Design Education

Elizabeth Patton

Faculty, Art & Design Education

Christina Hanawalt

Faculty, Art & Design Education

Brooke Anne Hofsess

Visiting Faculty, Art & Design Education

William Estrada

Visiting Artist, Art & Design Education