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Leslie Lodwick


  • University of Pennsylvania: Aug. 2012- May 2014
    M.S.Ed.: Urban Education; PA Teacher Certification 7-12 English
    Thesis: “Dark Side: The Forgotten Legacy of the School District of Philadelphia;” documentary film
    Relevant Research Project: Visual Art Access in Urban Communities in Philadelphia
  • Chapman University: Aug. 2001- June 2004 B.A.: Art and Art History; Minor: University Honors
    Cum Laude; Art History
    Thesis: Print Culture: The Aesthetics of Text
    Graduating Art Student of the Year: 2004, Phi Beta Kappa; Managed University Gallery Art Exhibitions


Leslie Lodwick is an educator, arts administrator, documentarian and writer living in Philadelphia. Leslie is currently a project manager with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program in the Special Projects department where she works with artists and communities to develop and install public art projects. Previously, she worked as an art, art history and literacy teacher with children in grades K-12 in Philadelphia. Additionally, Leslie writes and produces documentary films about art and public spaces. Most recently, her film "The Dark Side" analyzes the relationship between architecture and education reform in Philadelphia schools. Research interests include utility of public places and public art and community based art and architecture.