Lauren Stetz is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State. She holds a Master’s degree in Art History from George Mason University. An experienced art educator, Lauren has taught in both public and private schools and colleges throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC, for over a decade.
She has worked with racially, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse populations of students from pre-k to college level, as well as participated in the construction of countywide art curriculum in Fairfax County, Virginia. At Penn State, Lauren has worked in the Saturday Arts program, aiding in the preparation of preservice teachers for student teaching. She currently serves as co-president of the Graduate Art Education Association. Lauren’s research explores the transnational mapping of gender-related violence through the exploration of artistic and creative works.