Dr. Andrea Elliott is an instructor of Art Education in the Department of Art/Design at Converse. She teaches art education courses, Art Appreciation, leads travel studies and supervises student teachers. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Art Education as well as a PhD in art (art education) as well.

She has ten years of experience in the field as an art teacher in the SC public school system and has been at Converse for over a decade. Andrea is an artist and researcher, and her chosen media are oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Her subject matter ranges from pet portraits and landscapes to more abstract designs.

Dr. Elliott is an active member of the South Carolina Art Education Association and served as the chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee as part of her service to the National Art Education Association. She was awarded the 2018 South Carolina Art Education Association’s High Education Level Award for her service and commitment to the profession. She also serves as a co-editor for the Journal of Lifelong Learning as well.

When not in the classroom teaching and mentoring students, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, trying new foods, decorating, and painting.

Scholarly & Research Activity

Dr. Elliott’s research encompasses feminist new materialism, material culture, and speculative methodology.


  • PhD in Art Education - Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia
  • Master of Arts - Winthrop University
  • BA in Art Education - Converse University