Jana Silver is a Senior Lecturer in the Art Education Program. She teaches courses that explore topics and questions in the fields of Art Education, Arts Integration and Social Justice Education through Art. She has taught for over 25 years to children and adults locally and internationally. Professor Silver was the founder of the Art Education Program at Hampshire College where she taught for 15 years. She holds a Doctorate in Teacher Education and an MFA in Ceramics. Jana's current research interests include using Arts Integration in higher education as a vehicle for learning across disciplines. Professor Silver is additionally the founder and co-chair of the Five College Faculty Arts Integration Certificate Initiative Seminar. She is a ceramic artist and her work is sold and exhibited nationwide. She has received numerous grants and recognitions in support of her teaching, research and her artistic pursuits.