Carol Jeffers is a Professor of Art Education at California State University Los Angeles where she teaches a range of courses in general education, teacher education, and graduate programs. She received a PhD. in Art Education from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her mission is to empower teachers and students to make meaningful connections to art. Her research interests include:Social Constructurist theories and strategies, Contextualist Aesthetics, Metaphor, and Visual Culture. She actively employs service learning in her Art Education classes, and she has published service-learning research in the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.