Timothy Bellavia, MFA
Assistant Professor, Education & Special Education
Department of Education & Special Education
Graduate School of Education
Areas of Expertise
Art education, social studies
Timothy Bellavia is an assistant professor in the Chilhood 1-6 General and Special Education program at the Graduate School of Education. He earned his MFA from Pratt Institute and was a fellow of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and he is the author of several children's picture books, including the award-winning “We Are All the Same Inside.” Over the past few decades, Bellavia has collaborated with several non-profit organizations including Sesame Workshop, Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation, and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. He was a recipient of Education Update’s Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, and is now serving as an integral part of a five year research project to highlight the importance of integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) topics into elementary school's curriculm. The research is funded through an Education Innovation Research (EIR) grant from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE).