Jessica Hoffmann Davis is a writer, teacher, and researcher with an abiding interest in children and art. At Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Dr. Davis was the Bauman and Bryant Senior Lecturer, the founder and first director of the Arts in Education Program, and a principal investigator at Project Zero. Her research has been arts related, focusing on children’s cognition and development as well as learning in and beyond school walls. Widely published in academic journals, Davis’s recent books include Framing the Arts as Education: The Octopus Has a Good Day (2005) and Why Our Schools Need the Arts (2008). Her website is http://www.jessicahoffmanndavis.com.