Debra A Hardy HEADSHOT

Debra A. Hardy

  • Assistant Professor, Art Education


PhD, Art Education, The Ohio State University
MA, Art Education, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Art History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Minor, Community-Based Art Education, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Debra A. Hardy is an Assistant Professor in Art Education at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Art Education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Dr. Deb has taught in interdisciplinary K-8 community settings and museums in Ohio, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Dr. Deb’s research interests include the histories of Black schools in urban cities, the histories of art education, community arts, museum education, critical race theory, Black feminist theory, and anti-racist teaching practices. She has published in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education and Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, along with chapters in the Palgrave Handbook for Race and the Arts in Education, Revitalizing Histories, and the forthcoming The Political Turn: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Art and Education.