Full-Time Faculty

Douglas Boughton

Steven Ciampaglia

Kerry Freedman

Kryssi Staikidis

Richard Siegesmund

Shei-Chau Wang

Part-Time Staff

Judith Doebler

Dr. Boughton

Douglas Boughton

Ph.D., University of Alberta-Edmonton

Email: dboughton@niu.edu
Phone: 815.753.7877
Office: Room 201G

Research Interests: Assessment of student learning in art, art curriculum policy, multiculturalism, and international issues in art and design education.

Publications: Dr. Boughton has published in excess of ninety articles and book chapters, a monograph, and three co-edited books on the above topics (including publications in Chinese, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Greek, and Slovenian languages).

International Keynotes, Public Lectures, and Invited Addresses: Dr. Boughton has given keynote addresses and invited lectures in twenty-five countries throughout Europe, Asia, South America, North America, South East Asia and the Pacific regions.

Awards & Honors: Dr. Boughton's achievements include elected membership of the National Council for Policy Studies in Art Education (USA), a Distinguished Fellow of the NAEA (National Art Education Association), an honorary life member of the Australian Institute of Art Education and the South Australian Visual Arts Education Association. Additionally, he won the Studies in Art Education Invited Lecture Award for consistent contributions through published literature to the direction and scope of the profession, and also won the Edwin Ziegfeld Award by the United States Society for Education for his outstanding contribution to international art education.


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Northern Illinois University Art + Design Education

Art + Design Education at Northern Illinois University is one of the leading programs of its kind in the world. Its research-focused faculty explores curriculum and learning outcomes related to visual culture, contemporary technology, assessment, indigenous studies, critical pedagogy, e-portfolio development, media studies and international educational teaching and research. Instruction focuses on meeting the myriad challenges of today's schools including student engagement with critical thinking, self-directed learning, Common Core, visual literacy, and STEAM.

NIU Art + Design Education students are committed to excelling as practitioners, scholars, and creative risk takers who build on their own strengths as they develop skills to advocate for art as essential to learning across diverse settings. Together, faculty and students work to improve educational practice, in both schools and communities, to produce visually literate children and adults.

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