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J.T. Eisenhauer Richardson

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J.T. Eisenhauer Richardson

Associate Professor, Distance Learning Committee Chair


Office Hours

Drop-in office hours via Zoom
Wednesdays, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM EST


Areas of Expertise

  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Gender studies
  • Social and cultural theory
  • Poetic Inquiry and Arts-Based Research
  • Online Education, UDL and “Liberatory Access”


  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, Art Education and Women's Studies
  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University, Art Education
  • BA, The Pennsylvania State University, Art History

J.T. Eisenhauer Richardson is an Associate Professor of Art Education at The Ohio State University, the Distance Learning Chair in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, the Faculty Director of the Online MA in Art Education Program, and an affiliated faculty member with the Disability Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization. Dr. Richardson’s research, at the intersection of genre-queering research, writing practices and neurodivergent, disabled, and Mad experience, considers the potential of arts research to inform critical conversations about cripping practices in educational, arts and literary spaces and practices. Dr. Richardson’s work specifically considers the construct of normalcy as it intersects with multiple systems of oppression. To this end, Dr. Richardson’s scholarship is grounded in a transdisciplinary foundation of social and cultural theory and philosophy. Current projects explore neuroqueer poetics; artistic and poetic form and crip/neuroqueer/Mad embodiment;  neurodivergent engagement with architectural spaces; and trauma, affect and graphic novels.

Dr. Richardson is a poet, creative nonfiction author, artist, and academic scholar whose 2013 essay published in South Loop Review was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Dr. Richardson’s work appears in a variety of journals including Studies in Art Education, Disability Studies Quarterly, Visual Arts Research, International Review of Qualitative Research, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies and Art Education. Recent poetry and essays appear in journals and anthologies including Spoon Knife 6, Connotation Press, Wordgathering, and Rogue Agent. Dr. Richardson has delivered the annual Invited Studies in Art Education lecture, was a keynote at the first annual International Disability Studies in Art Education conference in Helsinki, Finland, and is the current Chair of the Disability Studies in Art Education Special Interest Group of NAEA. Dr. Richardson’s artwork reflects fragmentations, loose connections, and unanticipated juxtapositions through a range of media and practices including collage, textile, installation art, and performance including solo and group exhibition at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus Museum of Art, and the McDonough Museum of Art.