Carissa DiCindio serves as adjunct faculty in art education at the Lamar Dodd School of Art and curator of education at the Georgia Museum of Art. In addition to overseeing the education department at the museum, she coordinates its academic and public programs and develops opportunities for collaboration with university faculty and students. She was the curator of the exhibition The Lithographs of Carroll Cloar in 2014 and co-curator of Tools of the Trade in 2016. Currently, DiCindio is developing a new interdisciplinary museum studies certificate at UGA.
DiCindio graduated summa cum laude with honors with a B.F.A. in studio art from Kutztown University and studied abroad in Cortona, Italy with UGA in 1999. She graduated from the master’s program in art history at UGA in 2004. In 2012, she graduated from UGA with distinction with a Ph.D. in art education. Her dissertation and subsequent research focus on university students’ experiences in art museums.
DiCindio was named the 2009 Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Museum Educator of the Year and the 2011 National Art Education Association Southeastern Region Museum Art Educator of the Year. She was a UGA service-learning fellow in 2012–13. She served on the board of GAEA as the museum representative from 2008 to 2011 and currently serves as president of the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries.