I teach in-person and online courses in curriculum development and the instruction of visual art, the history of art education, art education for the 21st century, issues regarding the use of popular culture in art and social studies curricula, choice and community-based art education, social justice and dealing with difficult issues in the classroom.
My past research studies have focused on the role of aesthetic experience in learning, the art-making experiences of youth in voluntary interest-based art-making communities, and peer teaching and learning of adolescents and young adults within situated online communities. Findings from these studies are informing my current inquiries and applications of art learning in choice-based studio settings in brick and mortar and virtual settings.
I am active in state, national, and international professional art educational organizations, including National Art Education Association (NAEA), the United States Society for Education Through the Arts (USSEA), and the International Society for Education through the Arts (InSEA). I have served as President of USSEA and as a Vice-President and North American World Councilor to InSEA.