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EDUCATION

2015

Doctorate of Art Education, Graduate Minor in Art History

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Digital photography, social media, art museums, and learning. Ph.D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2015

Advisor: B. Stephen Carpenter II, Ph.D.

2008

Master of Arts in Art Education, Graduate Certificate in Museum Education

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Advisor: Rina Kundu, Ph.D.

 1999

Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas

LICENSES HELD

Graduate Academic Certificate in Art Museum Education (2008)

Texas State Board of Education Lifetime Teaching Certificate, Art Education PK-12 (1999)

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING

Assistant Professor, August 2015 - Present

Art Education Program

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Adjunct Assistant Professor, January 2015 - March 2015

Online Master of Arts in Art Education Program

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Instructor, August 2014 – August 2015

Art Education Program

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Inter-departmental Collaborative Program Co-developer and Coordinator, August 2014 – November 2014

Art Education Program & Environmental Resource Management Program

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Graduate Instructor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2013 – May 2014

Art Education Program

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    Research Assistant, January 2008 – May 2008

    North Texas Institute For Educators On The Visual Arts

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2007 – May 2008

    Art Education Program

    University of North Texas, Denton, TX

    K-12 TEACHING

    Art Teacher, 6th – 8th grades, August 2008 – May 2009

    Lake Alfred Addair Middle School, Lake Alfred, FL

    Art Teacher, 6th – 8th grades, August 2003 – May 2006

    Crownover Middle School, Corinth, TX

    Long-Term Substitute Teacher, PK-12 grades, January 2001 – December 2001

    Denton Independent School District, Denton, TX

    MUSEUM & COMMUNITY TEACHING

    Edwin W. Zoller Gallery Director, August 2012 – May 2013

    School of Visual Arts

    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    Curator of Education, October 2010 – July 2011

    San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

    Museum Educator, July 2009 – October 2010

    San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

    Education Department Intern, May 2007- August 2007

    Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

    Education Department Volunteer, October 2006 – May 2007

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX

    Community Arts Volunteer, November 2006 – April 2007

    Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

    Lead Educator & Program Developer, February 2008 – May 2008

    Alliance for Children and Families of Denton County, Denton, TX

    PUBLICATIONS

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

    Lewis, L. Stienecker, D. (2017). Local and global: Reflecting on art advocacy and Priddy fellowship. Trends: The Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, 33-35.

    Lucero, J., Nichols, A., Stienecker, D., Nisbett, J., Lewis, L., Hyatt, J.,…Rolling Jr., J.H. (2016). Metalogue and autoconstrucción: Two models for collaborative publishing by busy practitioners. Art Education, (69)5, 32-39.

    Motter, J., Jung, Y., Lewis, L., Bloom, A., Lin, Y. (2012). Post silence: Visible markers of collective remembrance, awareness, and action towards systemic change. Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, (12)4, 346-351.

    Lewis, L. & Wilson-McKay, S. (2008). Seeking Policies for Cultural Democracy: Examining the past, present, and future of U.S. nonprofit arts. Studies in Art Education, 49(4), 294-310.

    Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

    Lewis, L. (2007, August). A facelift for defacement: Graffiti as new media. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber, D. A. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, San Antonio, Texas (pp. 2687-2691). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

    Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

    Lewis, L. (2005). Running down the road: A story of corporate sponsorship of the arts. School Arts, 105(4), 40-41.

    CONFERENCES AND PROFESSIONAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS

    National/International Presentations

    Presenter: “City-in-Revival: Supporting Awesome Art Projects in Youngstown, Ohio,” Awesome Foundation International Summit, (with RJ Thompson), Washington, DC, October 2017

    Presenter: “A Critical Conversation on Social Justice in Museum Culture,” Tenth International Conference on The Inclusive Museum, (with Jaimeson Daley), Manchester, UK, September 2017

    Presenter: “Communities of Curiosity: Museum Photography and Social Media,” National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 2017

    Presenter: “Mapping Social Theory Across Art Education’s Past and Future Territories of Practice,” National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, (with Alice Penissi and Cala Coats), March 2017

    Presenter: “Exploring Watershed Transformations,” paper at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, (with Sarah Thompson and Hayon Park), March 2016

    Presenter: Researching In, Through, and About Pre-Service Teacher Education. Panel presentation “The Curriculum and the Individual: An Exploration of Future Teachers’ Experiences and Encounters with Arts Integrated Curricula.” The Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2015

    Invited Presenter: “Snapshots of Informal Learning Communities,” paper for Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2015

    Panel Chair and Presenter: Permeable territories: Art, affect, and becoming through a Deleuzian-Guattarian lens. Panel presentation “Lines of flight in encounter photography: deterritorializing exhibition through Twitter.” The Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2014

    Panelist: Ms. Education and (M)otherhood: Interrogating Historical and Contemporary Constructions. Panel presentation “Higher Disparities: Contrasts in Female and Male Self-Reported Views of Academic Parenthood.” Yhe Tenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2014

    Performance: “Experimenting with the Immeasurable: Nomadic Art Education,” paper at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, (with Cala Coats), March 2014

    Panelist: [Inside Out=Outside In] Subverting Oppression through Visual Humor. Panel presentation “Outside Social Expectations: the Inside Joke Project and Subverting Oppression,” the Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2013

    Presenter: “Critical Community Art Project: Post Silence Activism,” paper at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX, (with Jennifer Motter, Yuha Jung, Amy Bloom, Yenju Lin), March 2013

    WORKSHOPS

    Professional Development Workshop: Summer of Growth – Best Practice Art Techniques Workshop, June 2017

    Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

    • Planned and facilitated a collaborative workshop with Dr. Bill Young for twenty-eight (28) K-12 art teachers from Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties. Recruited YSU Visual Art faculty to provide demonstrations and hands-on experiences for K-12 teachers in a daylong professional development workshop hosted by YSU within the Department of Art.

    Professional Development Workshop: Slow Art, Thick Description, and Reflection, January 2017

    St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Youngstown, OH

    • Developed and taught a daylong professional development workshop for twenty-one (21) St. Elizabeth’s Hospital medical residents and medical resident supervisors. Participants learned about thick description in relationship to works of art, engaged in slow art practices with original works of art, and practiced reflective journaling techniques.

    Professional Development Workshop: Ursuline High School, August 2016

    Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

    • Developed and taught a daylong professional development workshop at YSU for art educators focused on concept-driven curriculum development. Participants learned about Backward Design, concept-oriented teacher resources including PBS Art21 series, and toured The Butler Institute of American Art, followed by a curriculum brainstorming session inspired by the Butler’s contemporary works.

    Palmer Museum of Art Youth Workshop – WILD Animations!, June 2015

    Penn State Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

    • Participants aged 10 – 14 years toured the "Flora and Fauna" exhibition, sketched in the gallery, and wrote short fictional stories about a plant or animal represented in the exhibition. Participants then created a series of drawings and recordings to tell the story using stop-motion animation software resulting in videos shared with friends and family.

    Palmer Museum of Art Teen Workshop – Metamorphic Me: Self-Portraits Inspired by Leon Kelly, June 2013

    Penn State Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

    • Participants aged 14-18 explored the stylistic diversity of Leon Kelly’s works and discussed ideas about metamorphosis and change in the exhibition Suspended Contemplation: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly. Participants developed self-portraits utilizing contemporary materials to create drawings that were deconstructed and reassembled fusing Leon Kelly’s unique style with the tools and techniques used by contemporary illustrators and street artists.

    Palmer Museum of Art Adult Workshop – Mapping My Pennsylvania, August 2013

    Penn State Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

    • Inspired by the panoramic and bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania towns and cities in the exhibition From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, participants used photographs, memory, and observation to create a monoprint map of a personally significant location in Pennsylvania.

    ARTWORK / EXHIBITIONS

    Juried Group Exhibitions

    Stop, Collaborate, and Listen, Penn State University Juried Student Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, University Park, PA, February 2014

    Non-Juried Group Exhibitions

    Curiosity Killed the Cat, Penn State Borland Gallery, University Park, PA, April 2014

    CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

    Curator: Sympathetic Vessels, Penn State University, Borland Building, University Park, PA, September - December 2013

    RECENT GRANT ACTIVITY (Total: $374,817.00)

    Single Author

    YSU University Research Council

    “A Critical Conversation on Social Justice in Museum Culture”

    • Funding provided to present research that resulted in the development of a framework for institutional analysis used to identify areas for growth with regard to social justice issues within museum staffing, collecting, and exhibition practices. $500, September 2017

    Co-Author

    Puffin West Foundation

    • Funding provided to develop “City of You Social Cause Posters”, Matching funding provided by College of Creative Arts and Communication, Department of Art, and City of Youngstown for total of $2000, Professors RJ Thompson and Michelle Nelson are co-investigators for grant funded activity and the subsequent scholarship $500 ($1500 matched funding), December 2016

    Institute of Museum and Library Services, NLG FY10 National Leadership Grant

    • Funding for three years to support the Center for Creative Energy: Integrating Museums & Schools through the Tangibility of Resources: $269,582, 2010

    AWARDS AND HONORS

    Harlan E. and Suzanne Dudley Hoffa Dissertation Award in Art Education, Honorable Mention, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016

    University Graduate Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011–2012

    Nancy Berry Museum Education Scholarship, University of North Texas, 2007–2008

    Department of Art Education/Art History Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of North Texas, 2007–2008

    Priddy Fellowship in Arts Leadership, University of North Texas, 2006–2007

    MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, PAST & PRESENT

    National Art Education Association (NAEA)

    International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)

    American Educational Research Association (AERA)

    College Art Association (CAA)

    American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

    Museum Computer Network (MCN)

    Texas Association of Museums (TAM)     

    Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA)   

    Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA)   

    Texas Art Education Association (TAEA)