CURRICULUM VITAE

Asavari Thatte, Ph.D.
asavarithatte@gmail.com


EDUCATION


2017, Ph.D., Art Education. Minor in Curriculum and Instruction

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dissertation Advisor: B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ph.D.


2011, M.A., Graphic Design

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2008, B.F.A., Applied Art

Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft, Mumbai University, Mumbai, India




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Fall 2017: Boston University

Course facilitator for the online course AR 890 Master’s Research Project for the masters program in art education.

Fall 2015: Boston University

Course facilitator for the online course AR 680 Insightful and Creative Leadership in Art Education

for the masters program in art education.


2012- 2015: The Pennsylvania State University

Graphic designer for Penn State’s Art Education program and the School of Visual Arts,

designing print and web materials.


Graduate student mentor to undergraduate student-teachers for their advanced practicum/

Saturday Art School (A ED 489 Curriculum Theory and Development in Art Education) at Penn State.


Assistant editor for the International Journal for Education in the Arts

as a part of graduate assistantship.


2010: Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS), Mumbai, India

Freelance designer for a life-skills program initiative of the Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna.


2009-2010: Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft, Mumbai India

Visiting faculty for Advertising Art and Ideas course for first year B.F.A. students.



2008-2009: Bascos Design Marketing Private Limited, Tokyo, Japan and Mumbai, India

Designed print and web media for Japanese and Indian clients.


2004-2010: Independent freelance graphic designer

Designed diverse print media including brochures, logos, and illustrations.




PUBLICATIONS


Peer Reviewed Journal Article

2016: Kee, J. C., Lomeli, H., Thatte, A., Thompson, C. M., Powell, K. A., and Carpenter, B. S. (2016). 

Writing ‘between-the-six’: Mentorship, distance and the co-construction of dissertation research. 

Visual Inquiry, 5(3), 407-418.


Forthcoming Book Chapter

2018: Thatte, A. (2018, forthcoming). Jugaad in innovative making and crafting in India: Examining

the work of Sanjeev Shankar. In E. Garber & M. Sharma (Eds.) Makers, crafters, educators: Working

for cultural change. New York, NY: Routledge


Other Publication

2017: Thatte, A. (2017). The Learning Home: An Ethnographic Case-Study of Curriculum,

Place, and Design. Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education.



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


Thatte, A. (2018). Design and the Cultural Construct of Jugaad: Examining the Work of Interdisciplinary Artist Sanjeev Shankar. National Art Education Association conference (NAEA), Seattle, WA

Thatte, A. (2018). Reconceptualizing Design Process(es): Examining the Potential of Lived Experiences and Place to Inform Design. National Art Education Association conference (NAEA), Seattle, WA


Thatte A. (2017). Blended Ethnographic Writing: An Experimental Approach to Compositing

Researcher and Participant Narratives. International Congress of Qualitative Research (ICQI),

Urbana-Champaign, IL.


Thatte A. (2017). The Learning Home: An Ethnographic Case-Study of Curriculum,

Place, and Design. Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education,

National Art Education Association (NAEA) conference, New York, NY.


Thatte, A. (2017). Design as an Act of Curriculum. Pennsylvania Art Education

Association (PAEA) conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Thatte A. (2015). Grammangal: An Ethnographic Case-Study of Collective Lived Experience,

Curriculum, and the Process of Designing Instructional Resources. Graduate Research in

Art Education (GRAE) conference, Columbus, OH


Thatte A. (2015). The Role of the Pedagogical Site in a Constructivist School.

Curriculum and Pedagogy (C&P) conference, Cleveland, OH


Thatte, A. (2015). Math and Languages Masquerading as Art: An Art Teacher’s Interdisciplinary Approach.

Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) conference, Harrisburg, PA


Thatte, A. (2015). A Journey from Narratives to Abstract Art-Making.

Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) conference, Harrisburg, PA


Thatte A. (2014). Art Education in the 1950s and 1960s in Academia, Classrooms, and

on Television: Through the Lens of Key to the Cupboard. National Art Education

Association (NAEA) conference, San Diego, CA.


Thatte, A. (2013). Decipher: The Game of Alphabet Evolution. Pennsylvania Art Education

Association (PAEA) conference, Bethlehem, PA


AWARDS and HONORS

                                                                                    

2018: Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education Runner Up Award by National Art Education Association (NAEA)


2017: Selected Presenter, Seminar for Research in Art Education Graduate Research Session,

Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers, National Art Education Association Conference


2014: Dorothy Hughes Young Endowed Scholarship, the School of Visual Arts,

The Pennsylvania State University


2010: Merit Honors Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA


2010: J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for higher education, Mumbai, India


2008: Gold Medal, Mumbai University for achieving the 1st rank in the B.F.A. final year exam, Mumbai, India



SERVICE

                                                                                    

2018: Communication liaison for the Community Arts Caucus of the National Art Education Association


2018: Higher Education Regional Director Elect (Eastern Region), National Art Education Association


2014: Planning Committee, Penn State Alumni Reception for the National Art Education Conference


2014-2015: Kriya yoga instructor for colleagues in the art education program at Penn State and local community



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

                                                                                    

  • National Art Education Association (NAEA)

  • Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA)

  • International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA)


OTHER INTERESTS and SKILLS

                                                                                    

  • Performer and student of vocal Indian classical music.

  • Fluent in English, Marathi, and Hindi.

  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

  • Experience in the use of NVivo, a software for qualitative data analysis.

 
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