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InterArts

Lynne Scott Constantine
Associate Professor
2017 Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
(703) 993-8898
lconstan@gmu.edu

Lynne Scott Constantine is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in the School of Art, George Mason University, where she teaches courses on creativity, visual thinking, critical theory, film, writing for artists, and art as social action. Her personal practice in interdisciplinary arts explores chance, loss, and human communication through performance, installation, photography and video art.

Lynne has presented her research on educating for social justice through the arts at the national conferences of such organizations as the College Art Association, the Association for Integrative Studies, the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, and the National Art Education Association. Her most recent research, focusing on the self-study of professional practice in teaching, has been published in Perspectives in Education and The Journal of Transformative Education and in the upcoming edited volume Polyvocal Professional Development: Enacting dialogic professional learning through self-study.

In 2014, she co-presented the Annual Scholar’s Lecture of Mason’s Women and Gender Studies Program. She was honored as a “2015 Teacher of Distinction” by Mason’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence. She was awarded a grant for 2014 and 2015 by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the 4-VA Fund to co-facilitate a research community on self-study of teaching in visually rich digital environments.

In October 2015, Lynne will take part in the 5th Symposium on Poetic Inquiry in Vancouver, BC, presenting a new transdisciplinary, collaborative scholarly performance entitled “’The World Hangs by a Thread of Verbs and Nouns’: Metonymy and Poetic Inquiry in the Demilitarization of Language and the Reinvention of the World.”

Lynne also is a widely published writer and has, in a varied career, taught medieval English literature; headed two nonprofits; freelanced as a journalist, speechwriter, ghostwriter and book reviewer; co-authored a book on migraine; and co-founded a communications consulting firm.

She holds a BA in English summa cum laude from Canisius College, an MA and an MPhil in English Language and Literature from Yale University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.