Full-Time Faculty

Douglas Boughton

Steven Ciampaglia

Kerry Freedman

Kryssi Staikidis

Richard Siegesmund

Shei-Chau Wang

Part-Time Staff

Judith Doebler

Dr. Siegesmund

Richard Siegesmund

Ph.D., Stanford University (studied under Elliot Eisner)

Email: rsiegesmund@niu.edu
Phone: 815.753.7880
Office: Room 203E

Research Interests: Arts-based research methodology, aesthetics as a philosophy of care, and how these research directions lead to a new conception of visual literacy as a fundamental human skill.

Awards & Honors: Dr. Siegesmund was a Fulbright Scholar and has received fellowship awards from the Getty Education Institute for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. A Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, he is also is a recipient of the organization's Manuel Barkan Memorial Award for significance of published research. Currently, he serves as a Visiting Fellow to the Research Institute of the National College of Art and Design, University College Dublin, Ireland.


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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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