Sharif Bey

Sharif Bey
Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae: Sharif Bey CV
Phone: 315.443.1048

Through archival research, interviews, narrative inquiry, and ethnographic studies, Beys' writings offer revisions of personal and institutional art education histories. He publishes extensively on the value of teaching and learning in unconventional spaces and the aesthetic encounters we experience outside of the classroom. With a particular focus on Art Education in the former Soviet Bloc, the Art Education of African American's in the Segregated South during the Depression Era and his own lived experience as an art student in countless art programs throughout his childhood, Bey has published numerous articles. His research is featured in publications such as Studies in Art Education, The Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy, The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education and The Journal of Power in Education.

Currently, Dr. Bey is the Editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education (2013-present) and serves on the editorial boards of theJournal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Studies in Art Education and Visual Arts Research


  • Ph.D. Art Education - Pennsylvania State University (2007)
  • M.F.A. Studio Art - University of North Carolina Greensboro (2000)
  • B.F.A. Ceramics - Slippery Rock University (1998)

Research & Scholarship

Research Focus:

Art Education Histories, Ethnography, Teacher Preparation

Recent Publications

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