Jason Dean Arnold is a former elementary and high school teacher with a doctorate in Educational Leadership. His research interests fall primarily in the areas of leadership preparation and leadership identity development. As the Director of E-Learning, Technology, and Creative Services for the University of Florida’s College of Education, he leads the development of courses, digital content, and software applications that creatively enhance teaching and learning online. View CV
In addition to his passion for teaching and learning, Jason has been creating art as long as he can remember. His creative output is usually actualized as poetry, visual art, and music. Jason’s writing can be found online and in print, thanks to Cruel Garters, Bridge Eight, Draft Journal, Five Quarterly, Convergence, NNATAN, SP CE, The Brooklyn Voice, and many others. A multidisciplinary work (composed for eight musicians and readers) was performed at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville (MoCA-Jax) in 2010. His paintings have been shown in several galleries, and he has provided artwork for Sir Kidd Jordan’s album, Palm of Soul (Aum Fidelity, 2006). He has been interviewed about his visual artwork by Draft Journal (2013). He has performed his music at the University of Florida (Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival), University of North Florida, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, Suwannee Music Festival, and numerous other venues since 1998.
Jason lives near Jacksonville with his inspiration and frequent creative collaborator, Anna Maria Rossano-Arnold, and their daughter, Kendyl Leigh. When not at home, he can usually be found roaming bookstores.