Full-Time Faculty

Douglas Boughton

Steven Ciampaglia

Kerry Freedman

Kryssi Staikidis

Richard Siegesmund

Shei-Chau Wang

Part-Time Staff

Judith Doebler

Dr. Staikidis

Kryssi Staikidis

Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Email: kstaikidis@niu.edu
Phone: 815.753.8388
Office: Room 201D

Website: www.kryssistaikidis.com

Research Interests: Indigenous studies, art studio practice as a site for research, and visual culture/critical pedagogy in the classroom.

Awards & Honors: In 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2010, Dr. Staikidis was awarded Faculty Development Grants from Adelphi University and Northern Illinois University to further her research with Maya artists in Guatemala. In 2014, Dr. Staikidis was the recipient of the National Art Education Association Western Region Higher Education Art Educator Award. In the same year, she was also elected as a member of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education. In 2015, Dr. Staikidis is the recipient of the National Art Education Association J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. Award that honors individuals who have made distinguished contributions in scholarly writing, research, professional leadership, teaching and/or community service in advancing and promoting celebration of cultural and ethnic heritage within our global community.

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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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