Congratulations Spring Grads FSU Art Ed

I’m so proud of all of our recent graduates of Florida State University’s Department of Art Education! Whether they are heading out to become professional K-12 art teachers or become professors in higher education, I couldn’t be more proud. Well deserved shout-outs especially to Dr. Stephen Newbold, Gabrielle Roland, Maile Santora, Julianna Sutton, Michelle Zheng … [Read more…]

FSU’s Big Presence at NAEA Convention

Last month Florida State University’s Department of Art Education had another tremendous showing at the National Art Education Association Conference in Minneapolis! The list of FSU faculty, students, and alum who were accepted to give presentations was impressive as always, and included (but was not limited to): Associate Dean – Sara Scott Shields, Departmental Chair … [Read more…]

Florida State at 2023 FAEA Conference

Florida State University had another great showing at the recent annual Florida Art Education Association Conference. FSU Alum, Dr. Laurie Hoppock, was acknowledged with the “Supervisor/Administrator of the Year Award”. Presentations and Artist Bazaar booths were led by FSU Alumni, Faculty, and students including, but not limited to: Dr. Rachel Fendler, Dr. Amber Ward, Caiti … [Read more…]

Publication of New Book: “Real Lives Now”

Renee Sandell and I are proud to announce that our new book, “Real Lives Now: Narratives of Art Educators and 21st Century Learning”, is officially published and available for purchase! It’s available at the NAEA website (discounted for members, full price for non-members). It’s also available through Amazon for anyone as both a paperback and … [Read more…]

Guest Speaking for “Art21 Listening Tour”

Thank you to Art21 for giving me the gracious invitation to lead a recent segment of their internal professional development series (called a “Listening Tour”) for their staff. It was my pleasure to talk with them about the current state of art education in higher ed and more. Art21 is a non-profit based out of … [Read more…]

Presenting at a Pair of International Conferences on Narrative Inquiry

Earlier this semester, I attended two international virtual conferences on narrative inquiry. It was an honor to have my co-authored proposals with Renee Sandell selected among the slate of presentations for the International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative, and also for the International Conference on Narrative. (We were presenting on our forthcoming book, soon to … [Read more…]

FSU at 2023 National Art Education Association Conference

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education had another tremendous showing at this year’s National Art Education Association Conference in San Antonio! FSU Alum and an Emeritus Professor received a number of awards, including (but not limited to): Debrah Sickler-Voigt (Southeastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year), Yichien Cooper (USSEA Ziegfeld Service Award … [Read more…]

Guest Speaking for Art Ed Course at Teachers College, Columbia University

Thanks to Dr. Ami Kantawala for inviting Ryan Shin (from the University of Arizona) and me to virtually chat with her graduate class at Teachers College, Columbia University in NYC about research methods in art education. Ryan talked about quasi-experimental methods, and I talked about using surveys as instruments to collect data. (I always learn … [Read more…]

FSU Hosts “Art & Education for Social Justice Symposium”

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education recently hosted the “Arts & Education Social Justice Symposium” on our campus in Tallahassee, FL. It was an inspiring event expertly co-organized by my good friends and colleagues, Dr. Rachel Fendler and Dr. Amber Ward, and supported by Dean James Frazier and Departmental Chair, Dr. Sara Scott Shields. … [Read more…]