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Graduate Faculty Profile: Gloria Eslinger

Graduate Studies

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8295

fax. 715-394-8371

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Gloria Eslinger

Graduate Studies

Graduate Faculty Profile: Gloria Eslinger

Gloria Eslinger


Gloria Eslinger

Title: Associate Professor, Art Therapy

Department: Visual Arts



Courses include Art Therapy Fundamentals, Practicum, Painting, Multi-Modal Art Therapy, Expressive Arts for Change, and Research.

What is your Education?

2013 Goddard College: Master of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts

1993 University of Wisconsin-Superior: Masters of Art, Art Therapy

1991 Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Bachelors of Fine Art


Professional Accreditation:

1998-current Registered Art Therapist, American Art Therapy Association

Teaching Interests?

I’ve had the pleasure to design, and teach a variety of courses on my teaching roster. I thoroughly enjoy all of the students that I interface with whether it is traditional, international, or nontraditional students seeking art and Art Therapy degrees.  I am passionate about creating courses that give students an opportunity to integrate academic service learning. In my estimation, as students experiment and grow, courses designed in our art therapy program can be guide students to a greater awareness of conceptual and critical thinking skills which eventually leads to creating their own unique artistic and professional voice. It is this process that I find so enriching about teaching at UW-Superior.

Research Interests?

Currently I provide art therapy services in the Child Development Project Research program designed and implemented by Dr. Geidner at local Center 1, and Center 2 Head start locations in Superior, WI. By working with the 4-K population, my skills as an art therapist grow and remain relevant. When working with students in the Graduate Art Therapy program, I can speak from a place of current art therapy interventions, rather than just my past experiences working in the field.

Scholarship and Outside Activities?

As a working artist, I have started creating work that takes time and space to complete.

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