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  • Master of Fine Arts – Interdisciplinary Art – Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. Dissertation: A Commons  Approach to Interdisciplinary Experience. (60 credits)

  • Master of Arts – Painting – Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. (30 credits)

  • Bachelor of Science – Art Education and Political Science – Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

  • Associate of Arts – Delta College, University Center, MI.



Academic Experience                                                                                                                                                                                          Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA, Department of Fine & Performing Arts.

  • 2020 – present     Professor of Art, Program Director of Art Education

  • 2020 – 2017          Chair of the Department of Art                                                                                                                                                                              Associate Professor of Art, Program Director of Art Education

  • 2017 – 2010          Assistant Professor of Art, Program Director of Art Education


Key Chair Duties:  Managed nine tenure/tenure-track, three lecturers and five adjunct faculty in a department with approximately 80 majors, in six programs, on a campus of c. 13,000 students.  Primary tasks included departmental leadership, fiscal budgeting, scheduling, marketing/communications, Health & Safety liaison, procurement, and teaching. 


Key Chair achievements:  Cross-disciplinary curriculum reform with an introduction of a meta-major pathway; procured funds for gallery and foyer renovation; won grant for technology; realized 171 additional head count/quarter after one year; constructed an approved 5-year plan and Department assessment report; resolved 32 Safety infractions into zero.


Key Program Director Duties: In charge of monitoring and evaluating operations, programs, processes for quality and effectiveness of art education program and faculty; make recommendations for/implement improvement; instrument design and data collection of artifacts for teacher accreditation and assessment; seek and mentor faculty hires for program courses; maintain program checklists; assess Professional Dispositions of teaching candidates; keep abreast of current trends and standards in field including National Core Art Standards, state testing requirements (Praxis, NES); keep Material Data Sheets for program; manage supply budget.

Courses Taught:  Foundations of Art Education, Art for Secondary School, Art for Elementary School Teachers, Arts & Humanities (now called The Visual Art Experience), and World Art. 

Key Teaching Duties:  Advisor to art education majors/minors/MIT candidates, develop up-to-date curricula, support edTPA preparation and collaborate with Education Department, create and teach courses via in-person, hybrid, and online as requested.           

Service:  Spokane Arts Initiative Committee, elected Academic Senator for Department, Advisory board member for state-supported art gallery, Executive Board Member/Chair of Higher Education for Washington Art Education Association, College Assessment Committee, Department Personnel Committee, Cross-Campus Professional Education Consortium, CALE Pecha-Kucha organizer, multiple faculty and a Dean Search Committee member, Art Curriculum Committee member. 


Software:  Canvas Learning Management System, Concur travel program, Nuventive Solutions assessment software, BePress repository software, WordPress, Zoom, Panopto, Skype, Banner/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, web platforms (Wix, Square, Weebly, etc.), Banner, Naviagte.

2010 – 2005                                                                                                                                                                                                     Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV, Department of Contemporary Art & Theater. 

  • Assistant Professor of Art, Head of Art Education program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Courses Taught:  Foundations of Art Education, Art for Secondary School, Art History Survey One, Art Criticism, Drawing, BFA Exhibition, Inclusive Practices, Water-Based Paint, Visual Thinking I, Professional Practices I, Art of Southeast Asia.                                                                                                                                                                              

General Duties:  Advised art education students and served as liaison to Education.  Performed on-site student teaching observations in various regional school settings and submitted evaluations and feedback to pre-service teachers; Blackboard LMS; compiled National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) report with descriptive analysis for approval status; organized student travel to Washington D.C., NYC, Southeast Asia; team-taught collaboratively with colleagues; formed Art Education club.


2004 – 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Education Department.

  • Adjunct Professor                             

Courses Taught:  Multicultural Issues (graduate level), Art Teaching Laboratory                                                                            

General Duties:  Organized 3-12th grade studio art program for 100+ inner city youth; served as liaison between art and education departments; Blackboard LMS.


  • 2014 – 2018         


Artizein:  Art & Teaching Journal

An open access, blind, peer-reviewed publication produced by the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with Barbara Bickel and Peter London.  Duties:  Edited papers; designed journal layout; collaborated with authors, research librarians and co-editors; utilized bePress archival system​.

1999 – 2010                                                      

Hemlock Public Schools, Hemlock, MI.

  • Tenured k – 12 Teacher                                   

Duties: Taught k – 12 visual art and 7th grade World Geography.  HHS art students were THE BEST students ever!

1992- 1999                                                          

Taught various long-term substitute teacher assignments throughout Michigan and Indiana.  Also taught full time at a last-chance one-room school for juvenile violent offenders in Sarasota, FL.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:  Published Works

2021.  Guest reviewer for a Chapter in collection titled "Walking as Critical Inquiry," edited by Alexandra Lasczik, Amy Cutter-

          Mackenzie-Knowles and David Rousell, Springer Publications. [Working title.]


Patterson, Jodi. 2020.  “Walking ABER: Of pedagogy, practice and  potentiality.”  Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy,

          DOI: 10.1080/15505170.2020.1832001


Patterson, Jodi A. (2021), ‘Working manifesto/a for rovers’, International Journal of Education Through Art, 17:3, pp. 407 - 413,


Patterson, Jodi.   “Teaching a Walking Praxis.”  Art Education Journal.  Pending.

Patterson, Jodi.   2019.  “Caucus on the Spiritual in Art Education.” NAEA News, Issue 5.  Volume 61.  Pg. 22. 

Edited Volume. 2017. Artizein:  Arts & Teaching Journal:  Arts, Ecology & Education.  Issue 2. Volume 2.   

Published blog post for Delta Kappa Pi Blog:  forum-a-call-for-teacher-support-of-art/  August, 2017.

Edited Volume.  2016. Artizein: Arts & Teaching Journal.  Special Edition:  The Peter London Papers.  Issue    2.  Volume 1.    

Patterson, Jodi. 2017. "Too Important to Quit:  A call to teachers support of art." The Educational Forum. Issue 3. Volume 81.

Van Driska, Nellie.  2016.  "Artist Jodi Patterson and the 'Emergency of Now.'"


Patterson, Jodi.  2015. "Of Camera and Community." Artizein:  Arts & Education Journal. Issue 1. Volume 1.


Patterson, Jodi.  2015. "Employing Mindfulness in Education via Art." International Journal of Education Through Art.  Issue 2.  Vol. 11.

Patterson, Jodi.  2015.  "Art is not a Man's Name." Splatter Magazine.  Washington Art Education Association Issue 3. Volume 2.


Patterson, Jodi.  2013.  Brave Art & Teens:  A Primer for the New High School Art Teacher.   (Self-published – over 2,000 copies sold.)

Patterson, Jodi.  2008.  "Are you Po-Mo?" Art Education.  Special Edition: The Contemporary in Art Education.  Issue 2 Vol. 61.

Taylor, Pam. 2007. “Courtney’s Hope.” Interdisciplinary Approaches to  Teaching Art in High School.  National Art Education Association Press.

Patterson, Jodi.  2006.  "Dear Peter."  Visual Arts Research Journal: Holistic Art.  Edited by Peter London and  Lauren Campbell. University of Illinois Press.  

Patterson, Jodi.  2006.  "Teacher Transform-ations."  School Arts.  Davis Publications. Featured article of special topic series titled "Wonder-full Teacher," edited by Peter London and Victoria Freymermuth.            


Patterson, Jodi.  2005.  "Questioning Questions." Michigan Art Teacher. Michigan Art Education Association.   Winter/Fall.

Patterson, Jodi.  2005.  "The Media and the Un-Becoming of us."  Michigan Art Teacher.  Michigan Art Education Assoc.

EZINE Repository: 


2015  Gaia. Curated group show by Julia Rajacic.  In conjunction with COP21, climate exhibition at la Maiso Bleue, Porte de Montmartre, Paris, France. 

2014  Fresh.  Saranac Art Projects Gallery, Spokane, WA.  Regional group invitational.

2013   I Wish WE Were There. Goddard College international alumni art exhibition.

2013   Alumni Art exhibition.  Delta College, University Center, MI.

2009  "Shortness" at Tate Modern, with Sean Kaminsky, Henry Warwick, Matthew Steven Carlos, London, UK.

2008  DC Arts Invitational. U Street.  Curator: Mark Waskow

1998  Delta College, University Center, MI.  Alumni group show - third place winner.


Solo Exhibitions

2008  “Call,” Contemporary American Theater Festival, Contemporary Art Center, WV.  Ed Herendeen, director.

2006  “Service,” Michigan Women’s Historical Museum, Lansing, MI.  Katie Cavanaugh, manager. 

2005  “Tryst with Tape,” retrospective.  Midland 360 Art Gallery, Midland, MI.


Juried Exhibitions


  • Umpqua Valley Arts Association's Intersections Exhibit, Roseburg, Oregon. 

  • Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.  "Process and Materials" exhibition. 

  • Tacoma Art Museum, WA.      

  • Jones Gallery, Saint Louis, MO.  

  • Kent State University, KSU Downtown Art Gallery, Kent, OH. International small works show.

  • NAEA Studio & Gallery, Alexandria, VA.  

  • Maryhill Museum of Art, "Curator's Award" winner.  Goldendale, WA.

  • 3-Square Art Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.  

  • "Miles of Separation,"   at C-Gallery, Drury University, MO.

  • "Climate Change," at Morey Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI.


  • Woody Gaddis Photo Arts Gallery, Oklahoma.   

  • International Women's Day exhibition. City Hall.  Paris, France.

  • Galerie Amarrage, Paris, France.  Small group show.



  • FL3TCH3R:  Socially Engaged Art.  Reece Museum, TN.  Juror’s Choice Award.

  • Self(ie) and other portraiture.  PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.  

  • Women Do It!  National traveling exhibition.  Womens Caucus for Art and its UN Program.  New York, NY.

  • Change is Gonna Come.  Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.



  • Five by Five.  Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA.

  • Art & War.  Wiseman Gallery, Grants Pass, OR.  

  • The Temporary Show.  Whitdel Art Gallery, Detroit.  

  • Small Works Show.  Upstream Gallery, New York.  

  • Reflections.  The San Diego Museum of Art,  California.

  • Houseworks. Contributor to project developed by Pam Hall.  Provincial Art Gallery, St. Johns, Canada. 



  • Public/Private. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.  

  • 12 x 12. Middle Tennessee State University, Todd Art Gallery.      

  • Choreography of Cranes. Shafer Gallery, KS.                         

  • Read Carefully.  National juried exhibition.  The Lofts Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Madison.



  • "Small Works."  Long Beach Isl. Found. of Arts & Sciences.  Juror:  Jeff Guido, Philadelphia.

  • "Works on Paper."  Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX.   

  • "Saints, Goddesses, and Bodhisattvas."  National juried/figurative art, Marnie Sheridan Gallery, Nashville.



  • Brainstormers, RealTime compilation show at  Mabel Smith Douglass Gallery, Rutgers University.

  • e-Flux.  The Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) at Basel.   Contributor. June.  



  • "What Makes You Feel Powerful?" Making Sense Colloquium held at the Centre Pompidou the Institut Télécom, and NYU in Paris.

  • "In Process," Desotrow Gallery, Savannah, GA.

  • "All Together," Climate Gallery, Long Island, NY.



  • "Womens Work," Group Invitational, Scarborough Library, Shepherdstown, WV. 


  • Southeastern College Art Conference.  Charleston, WV.

  • Duderstadt Gallery, University of Michigan, "Venus of Willendorf:  Redefining the Goddess,"  



  • Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI.  Four-person show.   

  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY.  Speed Limit: Women’s History,  Sponsored by Red Head.

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Community Arts Gallery.  Faculty Show.



  • Community House, Birmingham, MI.  

  • Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.     November – December.

  • First Frontier Collage Society, Austin, TX.     10/9/05-11/4/05.  (Catalogue).

  • A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.  6/29-7/23.  “Wish You Were Here IV,” fundraiser.

  • Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  “States of Union?” 

  • Rise Up, Seattle, WA.  “Art of Resistance.”  Conference – open art show.


  • "Open Adoption Project," by Holly Crawford.  Case #21.  

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.  Community Arts Gallery.  Faculty Show.  Fall. 



  • Goddard College, Vermont:  Graduate student show.  Winter.

  • Goddard College, Vermont:  Graduate student show.    Summer.


Early selected regional shows bibliography available upon request.



  • 2015.  Washington Art Education Association state conference.  Leavenworth, WA.     

  • 2013.  Washington Art Education Association state conference.    Snohomish, WA.

  • 2013.  National NAEA Conference.   Content contributor, CSAE Member session, Fort Worth, TX.

  • 2012.  National NAEA Conference.   Round table presenter CSAE Member session.  New York, NY.  

  • 2010.  Hostess/organizer, West Virginia Art Education Association state conference, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.


Recent Professional Development  


  • Chair’s Development Workshop, with Dr. Elizabeth Say, Dean, California State

  • Assessment:  Program Learning Objectives, Dr. Jill Kern, EWU    

  • Cultivating a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Dr. Mark Orbe, Consultant, Western Michigan University

  • Equity and Diversity in the Classroom, with Erin Jones, Consultant

  • Title IX:  Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence, EWU




  • Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations, DeVos Institute of Arts Management.  Fall, 2018.  

  • Professional Teacher Certificate, state of Michigan