Kristin Vanderlip Taylor, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at California State University, Northridge. She is National Board certified in Early/Middle Childhood Art (PK-8) and has taught visual art to students from Pre-K through adulthood. She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at Pepperdine University in 2018 and received her MA in Art Education from California State University, Northridge in 2007. Dr. Taylor has been a member of the California Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association for 16 years. In 2017, she received the Pacific Region Elementary Art Educator award from NAEA, and she was awarded Art Educator of the Year (2016) and Elementary Art Educator of the Year (2012) by CAEA. She is also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Emerging Leaders class of 2015.
Dr. Taylor is passionate about art education, curriculum design, and lifelong learning, and she strongly believes that learning should be transdisciplinary and student-centered. Her research is focused on developing sustainable communities of practice that support meaningful, inquiry-based reflective learning for visual art educators at all levels, from preservice to veteran art teachers.