Associate Professor, art education, Lamar Dodd School of Art
Affiliate member, Faculty of Engineering, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
B.A., art history with minor in Italian studies, Boston College
M.A., art history, Brown University
Ph.D. , curriculum and instruction, aesthetic education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Richard B. Russell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2010
"It really was my freshman year in college. I took an art history course as one of my electives… It was a course on Impressionism and I just fell in love with it. And I changed my major…The thing that I love about it is I really enjoy how much I can learn by looking at a work of art. Even looking at French Impressionism…. I was captured by the beauty of it but also I learned so much about 19th century France. You learn so much about history. You learn about literature. You learn about what’s happening politically. I love how much I learned. I think that interdisciplinary interest has remained constant. ” —Tracie Costantino on how she became interested in art education
Photo shot on location by Robert Newcomb at the Lamar Dodd School of Art.