Faculty & Staff

Art Education

Justin P. Sutters, PhD
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Director, Master of Arts in Education (MAT)
2010 Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
(703) 993-4375


Dr. Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and masters degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since, he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University.
He has presented his research at the state, national and international level and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place. He currently teaches AVT 495: Introduction to Art Education; AVT 692: Secondary Methods in Art Education; AVT 605: Research & Issues in Art Education, and is a Student Teacher Supervisor. His studio practice and background is primarily in the 2-D realm including printmaking, drawing and watercolor.