Department of Art and Art History Special Programs

Art Education Lecture Series

Spring 2017

Heart to Heart: Making a Difference in and through Art Education

Wednesday, February 8, 6pm
Doty Fine Arts Building, Room 2.204


Dr. Pam Taylor

Dr. Pamela G. Taylor is Professor of Art Education in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She served on the faculty of the University of Georgia and Radford University, as well as middle and high schools in Montgomery County Virginia. She earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University at which time she was named the USA Getty Doctoral Fellow. Her research includes data visualization, hypermediation theory, interactive computer technology, service-learning, curriculum, and assessment in art education. Taylor's over 60 publications include a book-length exhibition catalog on the work of artist Joseph Norman; a co-written book on interdisciplinary art education with Steve Carpenter, Christine Ballengee Morris and Billie Sessions; book chapters and essays in art education anthologies; and numerous invited and peer reviewed articles. Her National Art Education Association honors include The Edwin Ziegfeld Award, The Kathy Connors Teaching Award, Distinguished Fellow, Higher Education Art Educator of the Year and state, regional, and university awards including Art Educator of the Year and Distinguished Researcher. She served as editor of Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association, guest editor of the Journal of Curriculum Studies, and commentary editor for Studies in Art Education. Her research has earned over a million dollars in grants and invitations to be included in think tanks with such education pundits as James Gee and Ed Gordan, national and international conferences, keynotes, and university invitations. Of her career, Pam says, “My heart is full. The knowledge and experiences students share with me daily make for a life well-lived indeed. Yes, I, like everyone else love to hear if I have had some small part of the stories of an influence, learning, or life changing experience told by students and colleagues. My response is typically awkward, and most always with the same sentiment—YOU make the difference. YOU empower me. YOU are the reason I’m here.”

Dr. Christine Ballangee–Morris

Dr. Ballengee–Morris is a Professor in the Arts Administration, Education, and Policy Department and the American Indian Studies Coordinator for The Ohio State University. She was the founding director of The Multicultural Center at OSU. She has written several books including her book with Kryssi Staikidis, Contemporary American Indian Art, Pedagogy, and Research.

She has received numerous awards such as The Ohio State University Diversity award, 2014; National Art Education Association Fellow, and the YWCA Women of Achievement 2016.

Ballengee–Morris’ research interests include self-determination, identity development, Indigenous arts, integrated curricula, servicelearning, visual culture, and arts-based research. She has served as editor for Art Education Journal and serves on several editorial boards.  She is past president of the United States Society for Teaching through Art. Dr. Ballengee-Morris's teaching experiences include: fourteen years in the public school system, twenty years as an artist-in-residence in public schools and five countries, higher education since 1992, and international teaching.

Christine Ballengee–Morris’ community involvement includes two different strands. From 1996, she has been involved with advocacy for and education about the Earthworks in Ohio. Dr. Ballengee Morris also is an active member of the Mended Hearts of Central Ohio. She is their editor of the newsletter and is a certified visitor, which means she visits heart patients at the Ross Heart Hospital giving “patient” advice. She also serves as a speaker for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at staff orientations and/or retreats. This has also developed into serving on advisory committees for The Wexner Medical Center.

Past Lecturers

  • Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Marilyn Galvin Stewart (2016)
  • 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)