Jana Silver works with Mount Holyoke College Teacher Licensure Program as the supervisor to art education licensure students. Additionally she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education at Hampshire College. She teaches courses in art education and arts integration. Jana designed and facilitated online graduate courses for Western New England University. and has taught art for over 25 years to children and adults privately and in the public school system. She holds a Doctorate in Teacher Education and an MFA in ceramics. Jana studied ceramics in West Africa through Parsons School of Design. Her ceramic art has been sold and exhibited nationwide. Jana's current research focuses on elementary school general education teacher practices concerning arts integration in the United States and Japan.