Adetty Pérez de Miles
Adetty Pérez de Miles, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Art Education Program, earned a dual Ph.D. in Art Education and Women’s Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include contemporary art and theory, socially engaged art practices, the intersection of art and technology, postcolonial and feminist theory, post-qualitative inquiry, and teacher education in the visual arts. At Texas State University, Pérez de Miles teaches courses in curriculum and pedagogical design to prepare preservice teachers to enter the field of art education and earn Texas Teacher Certification (EC-12). Professor Pérez de Miles’s teaching is guided by arts-based and inquiry-based approaches to learning, digital pedagogies, socially responsive teaching centered on equity and diversity, and exploring critical and post-critical frameworks to support inclusive LGBQ+ and transgender curriculum and instruction. Prior to her teaching experiences in tertiary education, Pérez de Miles earned All-Level Teacher Licensure and was an art educator in public schools. She taught Advance Placement Art History, AP Studio (drawing, photography, ceramics), and led her schools’ International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the Visual Arts.