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Jennifer Combe is a mother, artist, and Associate Professor of Art at The University of Montana. Before shifting to higher education, she taught K12 in Washington State public schools for fifteen years. Her visual work investigates gender, contemporary motherhood, and children’s development. Her visual work has been exhibited at The Missoula Art Museum, Holter Museum of Art, The Midwest Center for Photography, The Gift Shop exhibition space at The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, and The Washington State Center for Performing Arts. She is invested in teacher education programs that integrate community arts and social theory. Her work has been featured in The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, The Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, and Visual Arts Research.

Jennifer Combe teaches Foundation of Visual Art Education, Teaching Art 2: K-12, Painting 1, Graduate Critique Seminar and Graduate Research.

  • MFA, The Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2009
  • MiT, The Evergreen State College, 1997
  • BA,The Evergreen State College, 1995
  • Teaching Licensure: K-12 visual art, K-5 elementary education, 9-12 English
  • 2012 -PresentAssociate Professor of Art,University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • 2011 –2012 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • 2004 –2011 Visual Art Teacher, Cultural Awareness Advisor, Tumwater High School, Tumwater, WA
  • 2002 –2004 Elementary Art Teacher (multi-age learning environment), Lincoln/Options Alternative Elementary, Olympia, WA
  • 2000 –2002 Elementary 2/3 Classroom Teacher, Lincoln/Options Alternative Elementary School, Olympia, WA
  • 1998 –2000 PK –3rd Grade Teacher, Olympia Community School, Olympia, WA
  • 1995 -1998Para-professional, Olympia School District,Olympia, WA