Sheri R. Klein, Ph.D., MFA is an interdisciplinary visual artist, educator and scholar. Her decades of work in the university sector include roles as a professor of art education, programme director, grant writer and project director. Additionally, she has been a visiting lecturer, keynote speaker and presenter at numerous art schools, universities and at national and international conferences. Her mixed methods and interdisciplinary research and publications have focused on the intersecting areas of visual art/identity/gender/culture/professional practice, emerging issues in visual art education, reflective practice as professional development and arts-based approaches to research and professional development. Her edited books include Action Research: Plain and Simple (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Teaching Art in Context: Case Studies for Preservice Art Education (National Art Education Association, 2003). She has held numerous leadership positions in professional associations and has been a reviewer for key art education and education journals. She is recognized for her contributions to the field of art education as an elected distinguished fellow (NAEA) and with the June King McFee Award from the Women’s Caucus of the National Art Education Association.