Amy Ruopp (biography)



Amy Ruopp (biography)


Amy Ruopp


Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Chair and Assistant Professor of Art Education


PhD University of Missouri;
EDS University of Missouri;
MAT Maryland Institute College of Art;
BFA Maryland Institute College of Art;
Qualitative Research Certificate University of Missouri

Biographical Text

Amy Ruopp’s research situates itself within the interconnected identities of the artist/researcher/teacher, each identity informing and exploring the practice of the other. Within that, her focus follows three discrete yet interrelated strands explored through Feminist New Materialism Theories: (a) within art education, the artist/researcher/teacher identities and making artistic learning visible, (b) developing innovative visual research methodologies which transcend traditional silo’d learning and knowing, and (c) creative research as data visualization and analysis. As an artist/researcher/teacher, her research explores intersections of knowing between different disciplines and literacies, what that produces, and how it is put into practice. A/r/tography is chosen as a qualitative research methodology because it is an arts and educatio studio-based research methodology that engages active on-site inquiry and offers an examination of the spaces between art-making/researching/teaching (a/r/t).


(2022) Encounters with Theory as Conceptual Medium and Creative Practice;
(2022) Zooming Support: Stories of How a Pandemic and SAMR Improved Preservice Art Education (with N. Leonard, M. Letts, C. Macomb, C. Todd, G. Yang, K. Zaszlavik), Art Education;
(2021) Becoming Magic: Acquiring Artistic Identity (with K. Unrath, K. Shortt-Stout) The International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education;
(2019) Making Artistic Learning Visible: Theory Building Through A/R/Tographical Exploration (with K. Unrath), Visual Arts Research;
(2019) Portrait of an A/R/Tographer: Theory as Conceptual Medium, International Journal in Arts and Education;
(2017) Cultivating Potential-Harvesting Wisdom; An A/R/Tographical Illumination of Mentorship (with K. Unrath), Journal of Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art (VI);
(2017) The Art of Reflection, Artzien: Arts & Teaching Journal Vol. II Issue II; ​School Arts Magazine (1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2013)

Solo and Group Exhibits

Kansas City & Columbia MO;
Baltimore, Ellicott City, Dundalk, & Brooklandville, MD;
Royal Oak, Suttons Bay, Traverse City, & St. Joseph, MI;
Loxahatchee, FL;
Goshen, IL;
Reston, VA


(2018) University of Missouri, Postdoctoral Award for Teaching;
(2017) Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education: Nominee, National Art Education Association;
(2017) Larry A. Kantner Educational Research Award Endowment, Missouri Art Education Association;
(2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011) Verna Wulfekammer Art Education Doctoral Fellowship;
(2016, 2015) The Raymond White Dissertation Year Fellowship, Nominee;
(2016, 2015) James R Trice Scholarship;
(2016) Graduate Instructor of the Year, College of Education, University of Missouri;
(2015) Missouri Student Association TA of the year award, University of Missouri;
(2015) Mary McMullen Packwood Scholarship;
(2015) Michigan Charter School Teacher of the Year, Finalist;
(2014) Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, Nominee;
(1995) Baltimore County, Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year, Nominee;
(1992) Maryland Institute College of Art, Art Education Award; 
(1991) Higher Education National Student Achievement Award, National Art Education Association



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