Art Education Research Institute

Steering Committee

 

 

Co-Chair

Kerry Freedman, Ph.D.
Professor, Art + Design Education
Northern Illinois University
Research Specialization: Curriculum Theory; Visual Culture Studies; Critical Pedagogy; Student Learning through Art

Co-Chair

Laurie E. Hicks, Ph.D.
Professor of Art
University of Maine
Research Specialization: Photographic Imagery and Memory; Social Theory, Art and Education; Environmental Theory, Art and Education
Joni Acuff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Arts Administration, Education & Policy
The Ohio State University
Research Specialization: Critical Multicultural Art Education; Critical Race Theory in Art Education; Community-Based Art Education; Culturally Responsive Art Teaching, Pedagogy, and Curriculum Development
Fiona Blaikie, Ph.D.
Professor, Faculty of Education
Brock University
Research Specialization:
Visual Arts Research; Visual Identity, Assessment
 
Doug Blandy, Ph.D.
Professor, Art & Administration
University of Oregon
Research Specialization: Community Arts; Policy; Material Culture
Paul E. Bolin, Ph.D.
Professor of Art Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Research Specialization: History of Art Education; Material Culture Studies
Doug Boughton, Ph.D.
Professor of Art and Education
Northern Illinois University
Research Specialization: Art Education Curriculum Policy; Assessment; Multiculturalism
Jeffrey Broome, Ph.D.
Associte Profesor of Art Education
Florida State University
Research Specialization: Case Study and Survey Research Methods; Multi-age Art Education; Humanistic Approaches to Art Curriculum; Cultural Diversity
B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ph.D.
Professor of Art Education
The Pennsylvania State University
Research Specialization: Curriculum Theory; Professional Development Through Art for PreK-12 Educators; Public Pedagogy and Participatory Art Practices; Critical Art Education Studies
Juan Carlos Castro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Concordia University
Research Specialization: Mobile and Social Media in Art Education
Dipti Desai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Art + Education Programs
New York University
Research Specialization: Contemporary Art as a Critical Pedagogical Site; Artistic Activism; Critical Race Theory in Art + Education
Paul Duncum, Ph.D.
Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education
University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana
Research Specialization: Popular Visual Culture; Aesthetic Theory; Children's Drawings
Elizabeth Garber, Ph.D.
Professor of Art & Chair, Division of Art and Visual Culture Education
University of Arizona
Research Specialization: Case Study and Theoretical Analysis
Charles R. Garoian, Ph.D.
Professor of Art Education
The Pennsylvania State University
Research Specialization: Performance Pedagogy; Poststructural Theory; Critical Pedagogy
Ami Kantawala, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Lecturer
Teachers College, Columbia University; Boston University
Research Specialization: Historical Research
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D.
Professor of Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
Research Specialization: Feminist Pedagogy; Including Difference; Feminist Disabilities; Visual Culture Curricula; Cyberart Activism; Transcultural Dialogues; Action Research; Social Justice Arts-Based Research; Creativity as a Transdiciplinary Social Process; Distributed Leadership
Anna M. Kindler, Ph.D.
Professor and Senior Advisor to the Provost and Vice President Academic
University of British Columbia
Research Specialization: Development in Pictorial Representation; Social Cognition of Art; Academic Leadership
Christine Marmé Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor of Art Education
The Pennsylvania State University
Research Specialization: Early Childhood Art; Childhood Studies; Art as Social Practice
Dónal O Donoghue, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The University of British Columbia
Research Specialization: Art-Led Research and Scholarship; Contemporary Art and Curatorial Practices; Masculinities and Schooling; Philosophy of Art and Education
Kimberly M. Sheridan, Ph.D.
Asssociate Professor of Educational Psychology and Art Education
George Mason University
Research Specialization: Teaching and Learning Through Making in K-12 Studio Classrooms, Makerspaces, Game Design Studios, and Museums Using Design-Based Research that Employs Qualitative and Quantitative Methods; Learning Environments and Pedagogical Approaches that Address Social Needs.
Richard Siegesmund, Ph.D.
Professor, Art + Design Education
Northern Illinois University
Research Specialization: Arts-Based Research; Philosophy of Education
Deborah Smith-S̶h̶a̶n̶k̶, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Arts Administration, Education & Policy
The Ohio State University
Research Specialization: Social Semiotics; Material Culture; Gender Issues
Kryssi Staikidis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art + Design Education
Northern Illinois University
Research Specialization: Indigenous Studies, Critical Pedagogy; Arts-Based Research
Laura Trafi-Prats, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Research Specialization: Childhood Studies; Visual Ethnographies; Arts-Based Research