Tracie Costantino

Tracie Costantino earned her undergraduate degree in art history and Italian studies at Boston College and her master’s degree in art history from Brown University. In 2005 she completed her PhD in aesthetic education (curriculum and instruction) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A year earlier Costantino joined the art education faculty at the University of Georgia, where she later earned tenure and promotion to associate professor. Her teaching abilities have been recognized through the Richard B. Russell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, the General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship and participation in the Lilly Teaching Fellows program at the University of Georgia.

Costantino's research focuses on the nature of cognition in the arts, creativity and the transformative potential of aesthetic experience as an educative event. Her interest in interdisciplinary curricula and creative learning has been supported by two grants from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to numerous published articles and book chapters, Costantino has co-edited two books with Boyd White (of McGill University) on aesthetic education: Essays on Aesthetic Education for the 21st Century (Sense Publishers, 2010) and Aesthetics, Empathy, and Education (Peter Lang Publishers, 2013).

Fall 2017 Courses

  • TLAD-651G-01 Critical Investigations In Arts Learning
  • PHD, University of Illinois, Urbana


Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles