School of Art alumna Bryna Bobick along with Leigh Hersey, co-edited, the recently published text, Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art. It is published by IGI Global: Hershey, PA and explores the numerous ways that the arts can encourage civic engagement. It is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives on the incorporation of artistic works to facilitate improved civic engagement, 671 pages and 27 chapters.
Bryna Bobick, who recevied her BFA in Art Education fromUGA in 1997 then earned her Doctorate of Education in Art Education 2008, is now associate professor of art education at the University of Memphis. Her research interests include civic engagement, curriculum development and community based art education.