University Profiles

Susan Leshnoff

Susan K. Leshnoff, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Art and Chair

Department of Communication and the Arts


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 York City.

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

Academic Distinctions

  • 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)


Office Phone
(973) 275-2749


Office Location
Room 207
The Arts Center


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