Kristin Vanderlip Taylor, EdD is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at California State University, Northridge. She is National Board certified in Early/Middle Childhood Art and previously taught visual art to students in grades TK-8 in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Dr. Taylor has been a member of the California Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association since 2002. In 2017, she received the Pacific Region Elementary Art Educator award from NAEA, and she was awarded Outstanding Art Educator of the Year (2016) and Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year (2012) by CAEA. She is currently serving as an at-large representative for the Professional Learning through Research committee (NAEA) and co-founded the MOCA PD Lab, a visual art community of practice for professional learning.
Dr. Taylor's research interests include: collaboration, transdisciplinary curriculum design, visual and critical literacy, and building sustainable visual art communities of practice for ongoing professional learning. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy (ELAP) from Pepperdine University (2018) and her Masters Degree in Art Education (2007), Single Subject credential in Art (2005), and Multiple Subject teaching credential (2003) from California State University, Northridge.
Ed.D. 2018, Pepperdine University
M.A. 2007, California State University Northridge
B.A. 1997, Mount St. Mary's University