Kristina Elizondo holds a BA in Art History from the University of North Texas, an MA in Art History from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a PhD in Art Education, with an emphasis in Art Museum Studies, from the University of North Texas. Prior to becoming a community college educator, Kristina worked as a museum educator at the Dallas Museum of Art, the McNay Art Museum, and the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin, where she held the position of Manager of University Programs. While working closely with students and faculty at UT, her research interest in art museums as a setting for emerging adult learning began to develop. Her dissertation, The Museum is the Object: An Action Research Study in How Critical Theory Curriculum Influences Student Understanding of an Art Museum, analyzed student observations of an encyclopedic art museum as part of their Art Appreciation classes. In a 2020 article “Art History, Art Museums, and Power: A Critical Art History Curriculum” published in Art History Pedagogy & Practice, she proposes a critical theory-based art history curriculum. Prior to joining the faculty at ACC in 2019, Kristina taught Art History and served as Chair of the Fine Arts department at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth.
Current Courses 2020-2021
ARTS 1303 Art History I
ARTS 1304 Art History II

Assistant Dean of Arts and Digital Media Division/Professor

Highland Campus
Building 4000

Phone:(512) 223-0071
Website: www.kimbellart.org/collection/ap-199405
Email: kristina.elizondo@austincc.edu