Katie Owens

Ph.D. Arts Administration, Education and Policy
Barnett Fellows

Katie Owens is a second-year Arts Administration, Education and Policy PhD student specializing in Cultural Policy and Arts Management. As a former reading and writing teacher, her work targets how the arts can be utilized to improve adolescent literacy and reading comprehension in the general education classroom. Specifically, she is interested in developing sustainable arts-based reading interventions for urban schools with high-risk, high-poverty, minority student populations.  Katie holds a Master of Elementary Education with an emphasis in Urban Education and Social Justice from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She also holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing from DePauw University. In her free time, Katie enjoys baking and spending time with her dog, Charlie.  Her research interests include access and equity issues in arts education, arts integration and adolescent literacy


  • M.Ed. University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • B.A., DePauw University, Indiana, English Writing
  • B.M. DePauw University, Indiana, Vocal Performance