Full-Time Faculty

Douglas Boughton

Steven Ciampaglia

Kerry Freedman

Kryssi Staikidis

Richard Siegesmund

Shei-Chau Wang

Part-Time Staff

Judith Doebler

Ms. Doebler

Judith Doebler

Masters of Art in Art (Studio), Northern Illinois University

Email: jdoebler@niu.edu
Phone: NA
Office: Room 201

Awards & Honors: Ms. Doebler has been included in Who's Who Among America’s Teachers and has been awarded the distinction of being an Illinois Art Educator of the Year. She has been honored as a Distinguished Member of the Illinois Art Education Association and has been the recipient of the IAEA President’s Award.

Ms. Doebler’s teaching career has spanned over 35 and she has taught art to all levels of learners from kindergarten through adulthood. She has held a number of leadership posts throughout her career, including serving as the Illinois Art Education Association President and continues to present workshops, discussions, and presentations advocating visual art through education at conferences both locally and nationally.


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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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