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Sean Justice

Portrait of Sean Justice, Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor, Art Education Faculty
Office: JCM 1112A
Office Phone: 245-0383


Dr. Sean Justice, Assistant Professor, Art Education, teaches and writes about maker education, material inquiry pedagogy, and teacher education in the digital age. His book, Learning to Teach in the Digital Age: New Materialities and Maker Paradigms in Schools was published in 2016 by Peter Lang, Inc. He holds a doctorate in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, where he taught digital fabrication, physical computing, creative coding, and photography, to pre- and in-service teachers from across the curriculum. While at Teachers College, he designed and directed the Myers Media Art Studio, a center for exploratory art and technology research. As an artist he has exhibited photographs, videos and computer animations both nationally and internationally.

Exploring Early Childhood Teachers' Abilities to Identify Computational Thinking Precursors to Strengthen Computer Science in Classrooms. National Science Foundation award to study computer science education in preK-5 teacher education.  (Abstract #2006595)

Families Learning Together (FLT): Building Sustainable Computational Fluencies in Classrooms and Communities in San Marcos, Texas. A community education project across the curriculum at Texas State University. (FLTSMTX)

Material Inquiry Collaboration and Research Consultancy:

Sean Justice Studios:

Future teachers integrate technology into art classes with new program. (University Star)
How to Bring Hands-On Learning Back to the Classroom. (100 Mentors Blog)
Slow Innovation and Digital Learning. Southern New Hampshire University (Interview)
Makerspace User Group. Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (Webinar)
Students and Parents Learn Programming. San Marcos Daily Record (Newspaper article)

Recent Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • Justice, S., Morrison, E., & Yorks, L. (2020). Enacting Reflection: A new approach to workplace complexities. Advances in Developing Human Resources.

  • Justice, S., Bang, A., Lundgren, H., Marsick, V. J., Poell, R. F., & Yorks, L. (2020). Operationalizing reflection in experience-based workplace learning: A hybrid approach. Human Resource Development International.

  • Justice, S., Cabral, M. & Gugliotta, K. (2019). The crayon doesn’t do that: Early childhood and advanced technology. In R. Garner (Ed.) Exploring Digital Technologies for Art-Based Special Education: Models and Methods for the Inclusive K-12 Classroom. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Justice, S., & Yorks, L. (2018). Incidental learning as an enacted encounter with materiality. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2018(159), 91-102.
  • Cabral, M. & Justice, S. (2018). “Material Inquiry: Digital Materials, People, and the Relationships Between Them”. In E. Garber, L. Hochtritt, & M. Sharma (Eds.), Makers, crafters, educators: Working for cultural change. New York, NY: Routledge.


Justice, S. (2016). Learning to Teach in the Digital Age: New Materialities and Maker Paradigms in Schools. (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies) New York, NY: Peter Lang, Inc.