scholartist + coach

Brooke Anne Hofsess is an art educator and qualitative methodologist immersed in aesthetic and poetic approaches to inquiry. Her projects contemplate teacher education and renewal through the creative practices of handmade papermaking, book arts, letterpress, and photography. Currently an Associate Professor of Art Education at Appalachian State University, she brings to academia seven years of professional experience in K-12 and community arts education. Brooke earned a MA in Art & Art Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a PhD in Art Education from The University of Georgia. Her research and mentoring have been recognized as worthy of awards by the National Art Education Association and the American Educational Research Association. She is the author of the book, Unfolding Afterglow: Letters and Conversations on Teacher Renewal.

Through her researching and living, Brooke has learnt that radical work necessitates restorative work. Therefore she leads coaching and mentoring programs that support women in academia to reaffirm their creative sovereignty by nourishing themselves within an academy that thrives on competition, normalizes depletion, and creates discord between women’s integrity and identity.