Meet the Qualitative Research Faculty
Dr. Aaron Kuntz
Aaron's research focuses on the theoretical and practiced development of materialist methodologies specifically as they relate to educational research. His interests in Critical Geography and embodiment coincide with his philosophical training in poststructural and Marxist theory as well as his dedication to critical inquiry in the name of social justice. Through an ongoing questioning of methodological commonsense (or 'know-how'), Aaron works with students to engage with the historical logics that inform inquiry practice.
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007, Educational Policy, Research, and Administration
M.A. Northeastern University, 1998, English Literature
B.A. Saint Michael’s College, 1996, English Literature; Minors: Gender Studies and Philosophy
Critical qualitative inquiry
Kuntz, A.M. (forthcoming, 2015). Critical Qualitative Work: Methodology, Truth-Telling, Activism. Left Coast Press.
Kuntz, A.M. (in press). Critical and Poststructural Forms of Inquiry: Social Justice Through Productive Critique. In G. Cannella, M. Perez, & P. Pasque (Eds), Critical Qualitative Inquiry. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
Kuntz, A.M. (2014). Forming Rationalities, Governing Selves. In B. Baez, Technologies of Government: Politics and Power in the “Information Age.” Charlotte: Information Age. vii-xv.
Kuntz, A.M. & Petrovic, J.E. (2014). Reading Citizenship Education in Neoliberal Times. In J. Petrovic and A. Kuntz (Eds). Citizenship Education Around the World: Local Contexts and Global Possibilities. New York: Routledge Press.237-252.
Dr. Kelly Guyotte
Kelly's research is inspired by her background in the visual arts, merging an aesthetic and process-focused awareness with her methodological approaches. As the arts speak to the
multiple layers of communication and interpretation, she is inspired by the multiple modalities through which individuals come to make sense of and express their lived experiences. A former educator, Kelly is passionate about the intersections between teaching and research and enjoys using practitioner-research to critique her own practices in the scope of wider educational discourses.
Ph.D. The University of Georgia, 2014, Art (Art Education) with an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Qualitative Studies
M.A.Ed. The University of Georgia, 2006, Art Education
B.F.A. The University of Georgia, 2003, Art/ Art Education
Visual Research/ Arts-Informed Research
Arts and Learning
Interdisciplinary/ STEAM Education
Guyotte, K. W., Sochacka, N. W., Costantino, T., Walther, J., & Kellam, N. N. (2014). STEAM as social practice: Cultivating creativity in transdisciplinary spaces. Art Education, 67(6), 12-19.
Costantino, T., Guyotte, K. W., Kellam, N., & Walther, J. (2014). Seeing experiences of interdisciplinarity through student artwork: Exploring different approaches to analysis. International Review of Qualitative Research, 7(2), 217-235.
Guyotte, K. W. (2013). Visual–verbal narrative analysis: Practicalities, possibilities, and challenges in transdisciplinary visual journal research. SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: Sage.