Judith Burton


Judith Burton is Professor and Director of Art and Art Education, Columbia University Teachers College. Before that she was Chair of Art Education of Boston University and taught at the Massachusetts College of Art. She received her Ed. D. from Harvard University in 1980. Her research focuses on the artistic-aesthetic development of children and adolescents and the implications this has for teaching and learning. 

In 1995 co-founded the Center for Research in Arts Education at Teachers College, and in 1996, she founded the Heritage School, a comprehensive high school featuring the arts, located in Harlem, NYC.  

She is author of numerous articles and chapters, and currently has three books in process of publication. She received the Manuel Barkan Award for excellence in research writing, and the Lowenfeld Award for lifetime achievement in art education from NAEA.

Dr. Burton is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in Great Britain, a Distinguished Fellow of the NAEA and serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China. She is also a Trustee of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

Judith Burton will be a presenter at our October, 2012 symposium: Information, Space and Time: The Arts, Creativity and Learning in the 21st Century.