Paula King’s teaching experience spans three decades of art instruction, which includes teaching courses on traditional studio art media and digital photography. Recognized for innovative teaching methods, Paula was energized by the challenge posed by distance learning and online education, therefore, she became a leader and innovator in online Art instruction at ACC in 2001. With a passion for promoting student success in online learning spaces, Paula builds art courses using best practices in course design and student-centered instruction. She continues to improve the experience of online education through research and training, designing engaging art courses to Quality Matters Standards, and encouraging and supporting fellow instructors as a certified Quality Matters Peer Course Reviewer. Her ongoing professional research includes studies of ancient Puebloan art, architecture, history, and culture in Four Corners or the Colorado Plateau, as well as Mesoamerican culture, art, and architecture, and Mudejar design. She holds an BA in Studio Art and Art History from The University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Studio Art and Art History from Texas A&M Kingsville, and an MFA in Studio Art and Art History from Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. Paula’s favorite pastimes and interests include travel, visiting museums, genealogy, research, archaeology, hiking, yoga, spending time with her family and granddaughters, instructional design, educational technology, andragogy, painting, drawing, and art history!




Current Courses 2020-2021
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

Adjunct Professor

Email: pking@austincc.edu