Becky is originally from Mississippi and currently lives in Lakewood, CO. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Houston-Downtown, a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Houston, and a PhD in Art History and Education from the University of Arizona. Becky specialize in art history pedagogy, socially engaged art history, and WWI/WWII visual culture.
She has been given great opportunities by her mentors in academia and sees it as her responsibility as an educator to make opportunities for her students. Becky loves that RMCAD students are so passionate in their beliefs and ideas about their world. Additionally, she has been a research and public talks volunteer with Historica Denver’s The Molly Brown House since 2019 and a research volunteer with Heritage Lakewood since 2021. She serves on the advisory board of Online Art Educators, as well as acts as an advisor to Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council.
Recent Exhibitions, Significant Work, or Publications:
Black, R.A., Cady-Alviar, A., Moye, D. & Zubizaretta, D., (2023). Examining the critical conversations in art history. In C. Stewart, E. Burke & L. Hochtritt (Eds.) Teaching Art with Dialogue: Critical Conversations in Art Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press; Class of 2022 graduate of the National Art Education Association’s School for Art Leaders Program; Black, R. A. & Pressman, H., (2021). Decorating up a few acres of the Rocky Mountains: Engaging art and design students in a historic house museum. In B. Bobick & C. DiCindio (Eds.) Engaging Communities Through Civic Engagement in Art Museum Education (Ch. 11). Hershey, PA: IGI Global; Member of the Editorial Review Board for Art Education – the journal of the National Art Education Association
AH 1110 – Art Historical Methods + Theories, AH 1120 – Global Art History I: Prehistory to c.1300, AH 1130 – Global Art History II: c.1300 to c.1980, AH 2400 – Seminar in Contemporary Art, AH 3000 – Topics in the History of Art, HU 3310 – Topics in History, AE 2220 – Philosophy of Art + Education.