Diane Kuthy

Art Education Assistant Professor

Diane Kuthy

Contact Info

Weekdays by appointment or by
hours published on office door


PhD Language, Literacy and Culture program
University of Maryland in Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

MFA Mount Royal School of Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

Post-Baccalaureate Studies
Teaching Certification K-12 Art
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

BFA, Painting and Printmaking
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Areas of Expertise

Critical perspective on race in art education
Community-based art education
Historical perspective in art education
Arts-based and interdisciplinary research methodologies
Culturally relevant and collaborative pedagogies


Diane Kuthy has organized curricular, social, and artistic provocations for educators in museum, virtual, community, and school contexts. Her arts-based research focuses on preparing pre-service art teachers and their students to critically understand the historic role of visual and material culture in creating, maintaining and resisting white supremacy. Prior to her new role as Assistant Professor of Art Education, Dr. Kuthy taught as a Lecturer in Art Education at Towson for 11 years.  Diane is a recipient of an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship and two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards.  She was a 2016-2017 Diversity Fellow at Towson University and is a member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action.  Her research has recently been published in the journal of Art Education and the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

Courses Taught

  • ARED 475 Methods of Teaching Art: Elementary
  • ARED 479 Methods of Teaching Art: Secondary
  • ARED 381 Media and Techniques for Art Teachers: Elementary
  • ARED 383 Media and Techniques for Art Teachers: Secondary
  • ARED 467 Field Experience in Art Education: Elementary
  • ARED 468 Field Experience in Art Education: Secondary
  • ARED 406/606 Community-based Arts Teaching
  • ARED 373 Art for Early Childhood Education