Elissa Armstrong is an associate professor of Cross-Disciplinary Arts in the Department of Craft/Material Studies Ceramics Area. She has presented on first-year pedagogical topics at national and international conferences including College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory & Education, International Society for Education Through Art, Mid-American College Art Association, and SECAC, with work featured in numerous galleries and museums including the Fuller Craft Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Her upcoming book with RISD coauthor Mariah Doren, Do We Have to Call it Critique? Reimagining the Tradition: more inclusive, more fulfilling, and maybe a little more fun is anticipated to be published in 2022, by Intellect Press, UK, affiliate of the University of Chicago Press. Armstrong received her MFA in ceramics from Alfred University; her BFA in ceramics from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; her BA in English literature and art history from Queen’s University; and her B.Ed. in English literature and visual arts from the University of Western Ontario.