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
Curriculum Vitae

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.

Selected Publications

Altuntas Nott, I., Sotomayor, L. (2023) Virtual Sounds of Borderlands: Usando Nuestra Voz and SoundLab Project in Instructional Resources Art Education Journal (accepted with revisions).

Altuntas Nott, I. (2022). Sounding Art Practice as Research: Soundwalking the Border. Seminar for Research in Art Education (SRAE) Column. National Art Education Association (NAEA) News. Retrieved from

Powell, K., Altuntas Nott, I., & Bricker, M. (2022). Defamiliarizing a Walk. International Review of Qualitative Research, 0(0), 1–17.

Altuntas Nott, I. (2021). Pedagogy of Sounding: Tuning in Art education. PA, USA: The Pennyslvania State University Libraries. Dissertation Retrieved from

Altuntas Nott, I. (2015). Improv, Risk and Conflict: The Experiences of Arts Facilitators in New York City’s Juvenile Justice System. Pratt Institute Libraries. Thesis.

Selected Awards

Award / Honor Recipient: Bunton Waller Graduate Award ($80.000+), The Pennyslvania State University. August 2017 - December 2021

Award / Honor Nominee: Academic Computing Award, College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University. September 2018

Award / Honor Recipient: Tuition Grant ($2,500), Pratt Institute. August 2013 - August 2014

Award / Honor Recipient: Scholarship Award (₺200.000+), Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. September 2006 - June 2011

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