Laurie Gatlin is an Associate Professor of Art Education. She has extensive experience teaching at the middle school and high school levels as an art teacher. As a researcher and teacher, she is interested in contemporary and historical theories of art education, reflective journals as a tool in the classroom, working with special needs students and art, a/r/t/ography and other forms of art based research. She has presented extensively at state and national conferences. Her research is centered on classroom practice and continuing support for practicing art teachers. Her painting and sculpture has been included in group shows at Woodburn & Westcott gallery and other venues in Indianapolis, Indiana.