Ramya Ravisankar, PhD is an Assistant Professor teaching in the Fine Arts, History of Art & Visual Culture, and Master of Fine Arts programs. Dr. Ravisankar explores artmaking and research, and her areas of interest are studio art pedagogy, critical posthumanism, decolonialism, and South Asian futurism(s), and investigating the implications of technology and artificial intelligence on art and design education. At CCAD, Dr. Ravisankar brings a critical theoretical/philosophical lens to the teaching and learning of art, helping students contextualize their work and processes within ongoing discourses of art and thought.

Dr. Ravisankar holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy from The Ohio State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Pratt Institute. She earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a BA in Linguistics from Ohio State. In addition to her work as an educator, Dr. Ravisankar remains an active professional art education researcher, artist, and designer. She has shown her artwork at galleries nationwide and shares her research at regional and national conferences and in various print publications. Additionally, Dr. Ravisankar is committed to local community arts initiatives and serves as a board member for Remember Love Recovery Project and BexArts.