Ilayda Altuntas Nott

Clinical Assistant Professor

Curriculum and Instruction
Academic Programs:
Arts Education
Research Areas:
Arts-based research, practice-related research, sound studies and theories, community-based art education
ED 3218
(812) 856-8115

About Me

Dr. Ilayda Altuntas Nott's research focuses on sound pedagogy, sounding art practices and methods, and listening theories with awareness and memory. Her teaching specializations include curriculum design, improvisational and sound-based teaching methodologies, teacher licensure in art education, and community-based art education. Dr. Altuntas Nott earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from Pennsylvania State University. 

Before her time in higher education, she worked in NYC's Public School System (in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Manhattan districts). In addition, she worked at Pratt Institute's Saturday Art School for five years. She has experience with edTPA NY licensure processes; her students' work was displayed in the P.S. Art 2016 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan Borough's Art Festival 2016, and MoMA in April 2017.

She received her M.S. in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY); wrote her master's thesis on the experiences of art facilitators in NYC's detention centers with a focus on the work of The Drama Club NYC, a non-profit organization that brings improvisational theater and performative experiences to NYC's incarcerated youth. She also served on the New York State Juvenile Justice Coalition board for a year. In addition, she holds a double-major B.F.A. with high honors in Plastic Arts (Painting, Sculpture & Ceramic) and Fashion & Textile Design from Yeditepe University, Istanbul.

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