Susan K. Leshnoff, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Art and Chair
Professor Susan Leshnoff is an expert in painting and art education.
I came to Seton Hall University in 1997 and am a former Chair of the Department of Art, Music and Design. Each semester I regularly teach in the studio art program, most recently courses in
watercolor. I also teach in the Graduate Program in Museum Professions and serve as a graduate thesis advisor. Since my arrival, I have been the Fine Arts advisor for those students wishing to teach art in elementary, middle and high schools.
My recent paintings use nature as a subject, concentrating on visions of the sky and its spiritual interpretation. My paintings
have been included in a number of group exhibits in the tri-state area, including the Monmouth Museum, Kean University, and The College of St. Elizabeth, in New Jersey; the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia; and the Pleiades Gallery in New
My research concentration in the history of art education, with a particular focus on art education before and during
the Holocaust, has been presented at international, national and regional conferences and published as book chapters and journal articles.
- Ed.D., Columbia University
- Ed.M., Columbia University
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania M.A. University of the Arts
Board of Governors, University Council for Art Education (2006-2012)
- Editorial Advisory Board of Art Education, Journal of the National Art Education Association (2004-2008)
- Hadassah-Brandeis (University) Institute Research
- Grant and Award (2004 and 2012)
- Seton Hall University Research Council Summer Stipend Award (2005)
- Project Director of Northeast United States Crayola Dream-Makers Art Education Program Grant (2000-01)