Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Art Education
Teri Giobbia received MS and Ph.D. degrees in Art Education from Northern
Illinois University and earned a BS in Art from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education. Her dissertation topic examined design
education in the K-12 classroom and how the teaching practice of secondary
school design educators can be enhanced by understanding the professional
practices of fashion design professionals. Prior to joining WVU, Dr.
Giobbia taught art education courses at Northern Illinois University and
supervised pre-service art teachers. She has extensive experience teaching ﬁne
and applied arts in the K-12 classroom. Her research interests include design
and technology education in secondary school curriculum; Fashion as Public Art;
and the hybrid identity of American youth as seen through their clothing. Dr.
Giobbia has presented on these topics at numerous international and national
conferences and is currently publishing a book on incorporating fashion into
the K-21 art curricula.