Jessica Pissini

Jessica Pissini

Jessica Pissini

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Graduate Teaching Associate


  • 2015, MA, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2009, BA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • 2008, BA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Jessica is a PhD candidate in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy doctoral program. Jessica received her bachelor’s degrees from Penn State University, studying integrative arts and classical archeology. As a graduate assistant, she spent three summers in Egypt on an archeological excavation as the site photographer and digital artist which led to future work and research in museum education. Prior to her work at Ohio State, Jessica completed her master’s degree at Duke University in digital art history, researching and creating interactive museum displays at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC.

Fun Fact: Jessica is a photographer and has named her cameras after the Golden Girls. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a prop, set and costume designer and maker for Hollywood TV shows and films like the Hunger Games series, Star Trek and a handful of Marvel superhero movies.

Research Interests

  • Museum education and installation art
  • Interactive learning
  • Embodied cognition
  • Virtual reality
  • Digital art
  • Semiotics