Christopher Schulte is an Endowed Associate Professor of Art Education in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas. He earned his BA and MA in Art Education from the University of Northern Iowa (2004, 2006) and his Ph.D. in Art Education from Penn State University (2012). Prior to joining the Art Education faculty at the University of Arkansas, Christopher held faculty appointments at the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Georgia, and Penn State University.

Informed by critical, feminist poststructuralist and posthuman theoretical frameworks and grounded in a childhood studies approach, Christopher's research centers on the art and cultural production of young children, specifically the history of the study of children’s drawing. His research has appeared in handbooks and other edited volumes, as well as national and international peer-reviewed journals in art education, early childhood education, childhood studies, and qualitative studies. He is the editor of Ethics and Research With Young Children: New Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2019) and co-editor with Christine Marmé Thompson of Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood (Springer, 2018). Currently, Christopher is working on two book projects: a single author book, tentatively titled “Writing Children Drawing: Ghost Stories” (intended for Routledge) and an edited anthology with Hayon Park, titled “Thinking And Doing Art With Young Children” (intended for Routledge). Additionally, Christopher is the Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, the former chairperson of the Seminar for Research in Art Education (SRAE), former Coordinator of the Elliot Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education, and former Co-coordinator of the Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education (NAEA). Christopher has also served as a standing and guest reviewer for several journals, including Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, Qualitative InquiryBank Street Occasional Papers, the Journal of Art for Life, the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 

Christopher lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with his partner Jill and their two children, Sophia (8) and Liam (6). He can be reached by email at