NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Art Education Conversations: Questions about Research


NAEA Need to Know Webcast: Art Education Conversations: Questions about Research
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 
Cost: FREE

Join members of the NAEA Research Commission and guests in their first in a series of live Art Education Conversations.

Have you ever asked yourself: What is visual arts education research? Who are researchers in our field? What do these researchers do? How does it impact my students? How does this research get published? We'll answer these questions and more through a pre-recorded discussion followed by a live, interactive Q&A session.

Please note that participation in this webcast does not include NAEA professional development credit.

Susannah Brown

Professor, Art Education, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Susannah Brown is a professor of art education at the College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where she has worked for the past 28 years with learners of all ages—preK to adults—to inspire academic excellence and a commitment to the community through arts engagement. Brown has published book chapters, scholarly articles, and textbooks, including Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities (IGI Global, 2018), Teaching Art Integration in the Schools (Cengage, 2013), and Creative Literacy in Action: Birth through Age Nine (Cengage, 2017), all of which incorporate creative engagement activities in teaching practice. 

Joana S. Hyatt

Assistant Professor and Program Director for Art Education, Lamar University

Joana Hyatt earned her PhD in art education from the University of North Texas, where she was awarded the Priddy Fellowship. Dr. Hyatt has been a K-16 art educator for over 20 years, teaching in Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas. Her students range in age from four years old to 96 years young. Her research interests and teaching emphasize the affective domains of teacher development through the investigations of self and community by employing inquiry-based methodologies of arts-based research and narrative inquiry.

Hyatt has published in Art EducationThe Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, and Trends: The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, and will have a chapter in P. Sameshima, B. White & A. Sinner (Eds.), Ma: Materiality in Teaching and Learning. Hyatt serves on the NAEA Research Commission—Professional Learning through Research (PLR) Working Group as the Western Division representative. She is also on the editorial review board for Art Education. Hyatt is now assistant professor and program director for art education at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and teaches online courses for the University of Florida. 

Dana Carlisle Kletchka

Assistant Professor, Art Museum Education, The Ohio State University

Dana Carlisle Kletchka is an assistant professor of art museum education in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at The Ohio State University. Her research areas include post-critical art museum education theory; professional development for preK–12 teachers in art museum contexts; the use of social media and digital technologies on interpretation and engagement in the art museum; and the professional positionality of art museum educators within the profound paradigmatic shift of art museums over the last 40 years.  She is co-editor of an upcoming book, Professional Development in Art Museums: Strategies of Engagement Through Contemporary Art (NAEA). In 2015, Kletchka was recognized as NAEA’s Art Educator of the Year for the Museum Education Division.

F. Robert Sabol, PhD

Purdue University

F. Robert Sabol is a Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University, Head of the Department of Art and Design, and Program Coordinator for the Art Education program. He has been the President of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI). He is a member of the Leadership Team of the National Consortium for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) and national chair of the Model Cornerstone Assessment Development Team. Sabol’s research interests include assessment, multiculturalism, arts education policy, curriculum development, educational leadership, and professional development of art educators. He has given over 280 presentations of his research at state, national, and international conferences. He has been a consultant for a number of federal government agencies and international governments on art education policy, standards, curriculum development, licensure, and assessment. He also has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Art Education Foundation, and other funding sources to support his research. He has published three books and over 90 articles in professional journals. Sabol’s numerous awards for his research and teaching include NAEA Art Educator of the Year Award, NAEA Distinguished Fellow, NAEA Distinguished Service within the Profession Award, NAEA Manual Barkan Memorial Award, NAEA Western Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, Indiana Art Educator of the Year, Purdue University Book of Great Teachers, and, twice, the Purdue University Excellence in Teaching Award.

Enid Zimmerman, EdD

Indiana University

Enid Zimmerman is Professor Emerita of Art Education at Indiana University. In her research in art education, she focuses on global concerns, talent development, creativity, feminism, and leadership and policy issues. She has taught, conducted workshops, and served as a consultant in over 25 countries. She is an NAEA Distinguished Fellow, was the first Chair of the NAEA Research Commission, and served as an NAEA Research Commissioner in 2012-2015. Zimmerman has received the NAEA National Art Educator and National Higher Education Art Educator awards, as well as the Ziegfeld, Lowenfeld, and Barkan awards. Recent awards are the Distinguished Lecture at Miami University of Ohio, the Davis Lecture at North Texas University, and the NAEA Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award. She is co-evaluator of the NAEA School for Art Leaders, and recently co-edited two NAEA books, Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education and Culturally Sensitive Art Education in a Global World. Another NAEA book, Through the Prism: Looking at the Spectrum of Writings of Enid Zimmerman, summarizes her influences on art education through her own contributions and those of her former students and colleagues. 

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