Graduate Teaching Associate
- 2011, MA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- 2006, BA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ketal Patel is a student in the Arts Administration, Education, and Policy PhD program. She received her BA and MA in Art Education from The Ohio State University. She is returning to the department after 10 years of work as an art educator in the field. Ketal has had the privilege to work as an art educator within k-12 public school settings in Fremont and Columbus, Ohio. In addition to her teaching experiences, she has worked within the non-profit sector supporting schools and communities across the nation. She has had the opportunity to apply her art educator lens to the broader educational dialogue happening within rural schools, the Lakota Nation, urban settings, and private schools. Areas of experience and interest that Ketal continues to explore are educational transformation, STEM/STEAM initiatives; problem based learning, and culturally relevant pedagogy.
In 2017 Ketal was selected to be part of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) School for Art Leaders. It’s been an honor to be part of a national cohort of 25 passionate art educators, museum educators, administrators, and leaders that represent the unique needs and ideas facing arts education across the country. Through School for Art Leaders, Ketal is exploring how to implement an art-based asset mapping practice to empower and capitalize on the human potential that exists within our schools and communities to affect meaningful change.
Ketal’s research interests include: the impacts of globalization on education, how maker culture can lead transformative practices within schools, designing and developing community as classroom practices, and examining how art education can lead revolution/evolution of educational systems.