Gloria Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Middle Tennessee State University. Before returning to complete her PhD at the University of Georgia, Gloria was the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study art, education and culture in Tokyo and Ogi Saga, Japan. She has presented her research nationally and internationally highlighting the intersections of racial identity and arts participation. Additionally she has presented workshops exploring creative thinking dispositions for Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and was an invited artist/speaker for Spelman College’s Museum of Art BLACK BOX series.
Currently serving on editorial review board for Art Education, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and as the Pre-service representative of NAEA's PLR, she also remains committed to providing support for K-12 students and the community. Her outreach has positioned her in leadership roles such as Art Program Director for the Athens/Clarke County Migrant Education Program. Her research interests are inspired by and committed to addressing the social and political roles of aesthetic culture and education, in order to affect social transformation.