Department of Art and Art History Special Programs

Art Education Lecture Series

Spring 2016

Teaching Artistry: The Performance of Effective Teaching Practice

Wednesday, April 6, 5pm
Art Building, Room 1.110


Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Pfeiler-Wunder is an associate professor of Art Education at Kutztown University and co-coordinator of the Art Education Graduate Program. She received her Ph.D. in teaching and learning-art from the University of Iowa. Prior to joining higher education she taught for thirteen years with pre-K through ninth graders in various settings. She presents extensively at regional, state national, and international conferences. She is also active in the National Art Education Association as the current chair of the Professional Learning through Research Working Group under the Research Commission. She also serves on the editorial board of the Art Education Journal. From 2010-2014 she was the national advisor to Student Leadership team of NAEA. Her research examines the impact of intersectionality on one’s professional identity with keen attention to gender and socioeconomic status coupled with discussions on theory to practice between higher education and K-12 art educators. 


Dr. Marilyn Galvin Stewart

Stewart is professor of Art Education and co-coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, senior author of the elementary textbook program, Explorations in Art, co-author Explorations in Art middle school series, co-author of Rethinking Curriculum in Art, author of Thinking Through Aesthetics, and editor of the Art Education in Practice series, all published by Davis Publications. In addition to numerous publications, Marilyn is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, including her recent work as director of The Dinner Party Curriculum Project and coordinator of the Educator Guides Project for the PBS series, Craft in America. She was appointed by National Art Education Association (NAEA) as writing team member for the Next Generation of National Visual Arts Standards and the Model Cornerstone Assessments for the Next Generation of National Visual Arts Standards. Dr. Stewart has conducted over 200 extended institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 25 states. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Kenneth Marantz Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University, the D. Jack Davis Lectureship Award by the University of North Texas, the Distinguished Wampler Professorship by James Madison University, and the Chambliss Research Award by Kutztown University. She was the 1997-98 Invited Visiting Scholar at the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, the 2006 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Art Educator of the year, and was inducted by NAEA in 2010 as a Distinguished Fellow. In 2011, NAEA named Dr. Stewart the National Art Educator of the Year.

Past Lecturers

  • Doug Blandy and Kristin G. Congdon (2015)
  • Ami Kantawala and Mary Ann Stankiewicz (2014)
  • Amanda Allison and Rebecca McGinnis (2013)
  • Carole Henry and Carolyn Ehrler (2012)
  • Howard Taylor and Peter Samis (2011)
  • Terry Barrett and Christine Marme Thompson (2010)
  • B. Stephen Carpenter and Melody Milbrandt (2009)
  • Dipti Desai and Laurie E. Hicks (2008)
  • Olivia Gude and Kenneth Krafchek (2007)