Faculty Profile for Dr. Sean Bradley Justice

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Dr. Sean Bradley Justice
Associate Professor — School of Art and Design
JCM 1111
phone: (512) 245-0383

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Sean Justice’s teaching and research addresses teacher education in the age of digital networks, the maker movement, and Material Inquiry pedagogy. He holds a doctorate in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, where he taught digital fabrication, physical computing, creative coding, and photography, to pre- and in-service teachers from across the curriculum. While at Teachers College he designed and then directed the Myers Media Art Studio, a center for exploratory art and technology focused on the materiality of new media art. Prior to Teachers College he taught art, writing and technology at high schools, art schools and universities, primarily concentrating on photography and fine art printing. He has exhibited photographs, videos and computer animations both nationally and internationally. His book, Learning to Teach in the Digital Age: New Materialities and Maker Paradigms in Schools, was published by Peter Lang, in 2016.

Teaching Interests

art education, photography, computational art

Research Interests

computer science education in EC-12; expanded materiality studies

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Justice, S. B., Bang, A., Lundgren, H., Marsick, V. J., Poell, R. F., & Yorks, L. (2020). Operationalizing reflection in experience-based workplace learning: A hybrid approach. Human Resource Development International, 23(1), 66–87. https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2019.1621250
  • Justice, S. B., Morrisson, E., & Yorks, L. (2020). Enacting reflection: A systems-thinking approach to workplace complexities. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 22(3), 320–332. https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422320927300
  • Justice, S. B. (2020). Designing the social interface: More than social, more than material. In A. Knochel, C. Liao, & R. Patton (Eds.), Critical Digital Making in Art Education (pp. 61–74). New York, NY: Peter Lang Inc. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3726/b17298
  • Justice, S. B. (2020). Joyful toys: A journey in expanded media arts learning. NAEA News, 19. https://doi.org/10.1080/01606395.2020.1778962
  • Justice, S. B., Cabral, M., & Gugliotta, K. (2019). The crayon doesn’t do that: Early childhood and advanced technology. In R. L. Garner (Ed.), Exploring Digital Technologies for Art-Based Special Education: Models and Methods for the Inclusive K-12 Classroom (pp. 122–131). New York, NY: Routledge.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence, Scholarly & Creative Activities, Texas State University. August 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Best Issue of 2020, Finalist, Advances in Developing Human Resources. December 2020
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Monica M. Lee Award, Journal of Human Resource Development International (HRDI). December 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2019 Highly Commended Award, Journal of Workplace Learning. 2019
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Higher Education Teacher of the Year, National Art Education Association. September 5, 2018 - October 1, 2018

Selected Grants

  • Justice, Sean Bradley (Principal), Assaf, Lori Czop (Co-Principal), Kinard, Timothy A (Supporting), Martinez Hinestroza, Jose Manuel (Supporting), Veech, Joseph A (Supporting), Close, Hunter G (Supporting), Burke, Quinn (Supporting). EPK-2: Exploring PK-2 Teachers' Abilities to Identify CT Precursors and Implement Learning Activities that Strengthen Computer Science in Early Childhood Classrooms, National Science Foundation, Federal, $450000. (Submitted: November 2019, Funded: September 2020 - August 2023). Grant.
  • Justice, Sean Bradley. In-Between Places, Arizona Commission on the Arts, State. (Funded: 1996). Grant.
  • Justice, Sean Bradley. Quintessence Chamber Music Quintet. (Funded: 1995). Grant.
  • Justice, Sean Bradley. Quintessence Chamber Music Quintet. (Funded: 1994). Grant.
  • Justice, Sean Bradley. City of Sierra Vista. (Funded: 1992). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Journal of Art and Design Education, Pakistan
December 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Computer Science Education
October 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
National Science Foundation
Editorial Review Board Member
Art Education Journal
November 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
National Art Education Association National Conference