Associate Professor of Art
Christine Satory received her MFA from Miami University, Oxford, OH and has thirty years of teaching experience. From 1985-1989 she taught graphic design at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA and for the past 26 years she has been teaching at Ball State University’s School of Art. Her current pedagogical research investigates recent developments in neuroscience— its implications for learning and its practical application in studio art curriculum.
Christine’s contributions to her field are diverse. Her achievements include international and national awards for her work in multimedia and web design; an article on patent and trademark law in Print Magazine; several grants and fellowships; and numerous speaking engagements—the most recent being a presentation at The Autism Spectrum Disorder conference, Ball State University and The Foundations In Art Theory and Education national conference, Herron School of Art. In 2012, Christine received a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of State as a co-primary investigator through The Center for International Development, Ball State University, to develop the American Studies graduate program at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Christine’s artworks have been exhibited in juried and invitational exhibitions at the local, regional and national level. Her current series, Empty Vessels, explores the impact of American social beliefs and Catholic religious beliefs on the development of an adopted child’s identity. They are personal reflections of her childhood, her search for identity and her relationship with her adoptive mother.