MAAE AlumniPeer-Reviewed Presentations Selected for
National Art Education Conferences
2003 - 2012
Except where noted with an asterisk, presentations are based on research done in the MAAE program.
• Linda Newton ('02) Narrative of the Novice Elementary Art Teacher.
• Sydney Podraza ('02) Can Developmental Drawing Level Change?
• Panel with Sharon Johnson: Becoming Art Teacher Researchers.
• Alicia Bell ('03) A Paintbrush in a Hospital?
• Christina Hanawalt ('03) Self Discovery through Written Reflections on Artworks.
• Kevin Maxwell ('03) Navajo Students Important Pictures.
• Elizabeth Moffett ('02) Teaching Reading Strategies through Art.
• Amanda Morningstar ('03) What's Your Problem? Reflecting on the Preadolescent Creative Process.
• Wendy Parker-Dial ('03) Arts Purpose: What Do "They" Think?
• September Buys ('04) Wow, It's Quiet in Here: Engaging the Middle School Student.
• Cara Deffenbaugh ('04) Artist/Art Educator: Making Sense of Identity Issue.
• Nancy Draina ('05) Art with a Social Conscious and Mindful Matters - Inkwash in the Chinese Tradition.
• Michelle Mautawalli ('02) Making Books with a Diverse Population.
• Tiffany Mills ('04) Spiritual Themes in Adolescent Art.
• Elizabeth Moffett ('02) Reading Strategies in Art Part II.
• Janet Nickle ('04) From Cartoons to Rap Stars: Themes Beyond the Artroom.
• Cathy Jo Opfer ('04) Looking through the Lens: Adolescents' Photographic Images.
• Beth Shuler ('04) Drawing Together: Cooperative Learning Strategies.
• Panel with Sharon Johnson: The Art of Classroom Research.
• Nancy Draina ('05) Art and Empathy and MAEA Research.
• Amy Huntoon ('05) Creative Thinking and PhotoShop.
• Claire Gizzard (‘05) Taking the Art Work Home.
• Sarah Scoville ('05) Multi-Disciplinary School Gallery and Fabric Photo.
• *Elizabeth Moffett ('02) Artist/Author/Illustrators.
• Joele Michaud ('05) Black Families and Art Talk.
• September Buys ('05) Middle School Art Instruction.
• *Mary Wolf ('02) Social Class and Art and Collaboration Across the Curriculum.
• Amy Huntoon ('05), Melinda Zacher ('05), and Joele Michaud ('05) with Sharon Johnson and Mary Hafeli: Becoming a Teacher-Researcher.
2007 New York
• Jennifer Crum (‘06) Art Created Outside of the Classroom.
• Sarah Scoville (‘06) Finding Meaning in Technical Photography Art Education.
• Susan Laugen (‘06) "I Can't Draw."
• Ben Roach (‘06) Rethinking Critiques.
• Linda Risso (‘06); Bettina Messersmith (‘06); Donna Sinclair (‘06) Investigating Student Learning in Your Art Class.
• Rachel Hallquist (‘06) Controversial Themes in Student Artwork.
• Melinda Zacher (‘05) Metaphoric Journeys and Adolescent Art.
• Joele Michaud (‘05) Collage of School Memories: Being Bearden in the Urban Elementary Art Room.
• *Mary Wolf (‘02) with Mary Ann Stankiewicz, Social Class.
• *Linda Newton (‘02). Observational Drawing for the Elementary Child.
• *Mary Wolf (‘02), Working Class into Art Class.
2008 New Orleans
• *Linda Newton (‘02). Observational Drawing: A Programmatic Approach K-12.
• Lauren Cook (‘07). The High School Artist-Teacher's Instructional Practice and Its Impact on Student Learning.
• Lauren Selig (‘07). What Catches the Eye: The Aesthetics of Style and Adolescents' Responses to Visual Culture.
• Vanessa Lopez (‘07). Where Teachers Know How to Say My Name: Representation of Cultural Identity.
• Rebecca Sokol Levine (‘07). A Closer Look: Middle School Student Engagement in Art Making.
• James Hesser (‘07). The Art of Constructing Learning in a High School Art Class.
• Anne Garton (‘07). All About the Teacher: Art Teacher Experiences with Holistic Art Instruction.
• *Joele Michaud (‘05). African American Family Art Connections: Art Messages and Heritage among Urban Blacks at Home.
• *Joele Michaud (‘05). African American Art and Narrative Response: Jacob Lawrence as Catalyst for Illustrated Stories.
• Jennifer Sonkin. (‘07). Sometimes It Fells Like Nobody Is Listening: A Study of Art Students with Learning Differences.
• Jesse Wyss (‘07). Sponge Bob, Tinkerbelle, & Adidas: Using Visual Culture Archives as a Source for Representing Adolescent Identity.
• Jesse Wyss (‘07), James Hesser (‘07), Jennifer Sonkin (‘07), Vanessa Lopez (‘07). Panel Presentation: Research in Urban Classrooms.
• *Donna Sinclair (‘06). Utilizing Sketchbook Prompts To Influence Adolescent Artistic Expression.
• Mary Hafeli with Lynn Short (‘08) and Kelly McBrien (‘08). Grounding Theory in Real World Practice: Teachers Doing Research.
• Erica Hansen ('08). Environmental Vernacular: A Conversion on Place-Based and Interdisciplinary Art Making.
• *Vanessa Lopez ('07). "Art Lives at Roland Park School": Reflections of an Arts Integration Educator
• *Clare O'Malley Grizzard ('06). Following the Artwork Home. What happens when your students take their artwork home?
• Lynn Short (‘08). "Everyone Tells Me to be Creative, But No One Tells Me How"
• Lisa Covelli (‘08). A Lens to "Self" in Adolescence: Narrative Instruction used in Darkroom Photography.
• Hannah Staub ('08). Am I Done Yet? Influence of Formative Peer-Assessment Strategies on Middle School Students' Reflections on Quality.
• Melissa Sugar ('08). "I Got Your Back": An Autobiographical Study on Empathetic Teaching Connections Engaging Alternative Learners in Art.
• Kelly McBrien ('08). "Nature and I made this together": A Case Study of High School Students' Narrative Installations in the Natural Setting.
• Claudia Alp ('08). Examining perceptions about art and the purposes of art education by students, parents, and administrators in a middle school.
• Sharon Johnson, Beth Thomas, Stacey McKenna, & Sheena McGeehan ('09). Shaping Art Educators' Development as Artists and Researchers in a Low-Residency Master's Program.
• *Lauren Selig ('07). Exploring Identity and Transforming Community: Reflections on an Urban School's Social Justice Mission.
• Amber Ward ('09). Fantasy Facebook: Communicating Self-Identity to Friends.
• *Linda Newton ('01). Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Visual Art.
• *Mary Wolf ('02, Faculty MAAE). Contemplations on Knowing: An Exploration of Artful Reflection in the College Classroom.
• Courtney Bryant ('09), with Enid Zimmerman. Practical Resources for Reconsidering Creativity in Middle Level Art Classrooms.
• *Elizabeth (Moffett) Stuart ('01). The Dos and Don'ts of Writing a Curriculum: One System's Approach to Standards-Based Art.
• Ronald Chacon ('09). Possibility is More Possible through Mentorship: A Case Study of Positive Youth Development.
• *Jennifer Sonkin ('07) w/Katie Douglas. When Pigs Fly: Empowering Students Who Struggle in the Classroom.
• *Vanessa Lopez ('07), Mary Hafeli, Jo-Anna Moore, Flavia Bastos, Teaching Art in Urban Contexts: Issues, Practices, Possibilities.
• Katherine Neale ('09) Exploring Fear in the Older Elementary Art Room.
• *Elizabeth (Moffett) Stuart ('01). It's Not Just Dinosaurs Anymore... Creating a Web-Based, Kindergarten Integrated Curriculum.
• *Elizabeth (Moffett) Stuart ('01). Teaching Art to Students with Special Needs: Ideas, Resources, and Best Practices.
• *Nadra Haffar ('08). ArtsBridge America, Higher Ed linking to Public Schools Successfully.
• *Lauren Cook ('07) & Dresden Koons. Critical Literacy and Visual Culture: A High School English Classroom Collaboration.
• Sheena McGeehan ('09). Tech Deck Dudes and WebKinz: Using Collections in an Art Classroom.
• Amber Ward ('09) &, Jodie Pelish ('09). The How and Why of Conducting Research in Every Art Education Context, w/ Rosie Riordan, Lindsey Smith, Diane Jaquith, Kelly Campbell-Busby, Beth Thomas, Jay Tucker, Melinda Mayer, Melody Milbrandt.
• Jodie Pellish ('09). An Environment for Cultural Listening: Tapping Into Stories of Identity in an Elementary Art Room.
• *Jennifer Sonkin ('07). New Orleans and Back: A Community Action Project for D.C. Urban High School Students.
• Courtney Bryant (‘09) Technical Difficulties? The Remix of Creativity and Computers.
• *Nadra Haffar ('08). Side-by-Side, Integrated, Interdisciplinary: Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts Learning Program.
• *Beth Thomas, Amber Ward ('09), Richard Siegesmund, Allssandra Seelaus, Chris Grodoski, and Diana Jaquith: Developing Collaborative Research Across Division Boundaries: Examples from Experience and Strategies for New Partnerships Panel Presentation .
• *Vanessa Lopez ('07). Teaching as a Creative Act.
• Tondalaya Crites ('10). What Can I Change Where I Am? A Cross-Cultural Photographic Exchange.
• Sherri Fisher ('10). "I Don't Think I Care About Beauty, I Care About Interesting": Aesthetic Preferences in a High School Art Class.
• Morgan Nichols ('10). Ink Blots and Story Plots: Effects of Exploratory Play on the Artmaking of Middle School Students.
• Justin Pierce ('10). Discovering Multiple Possibilities for Making and Responding to Art in a High School Art Class.
• Nicholas Wozniak III ('10). The Fifty-Pound Papier Mache Bear: Investigating Issue-Based Curriculum in an Elementary Art Class.
2012 New York
• Mark Halcott ('11). Making Transitions from a Formalist-Based High School Art Curriculum.
• Lauren Cook ('07) & Erica Strachan. Arts Infiltration! Better Visual Assessments in the General Classroom.
• Jessica Kirker, Pamela Taylor, Camilla McComb, Mary Wolf ('02). SRAE Past-President Session: Exploring Teacher-Researcher Methodologies.
• Morgan Nichols ('10). Exploratory Play Theory in Practice: Using Music and Movement to Trigger the Visual Response.
• Elizabeth Stuart ('02), Jennifer Espinoza, Michelle Gately. Classroom Management 101: A Positive Approach. (Session 1)
• Lauren Cook ('07), Tracey Goodrich, Glenn Whitman. Fusing Brain-Based Teaching, Training, and the Arts: A K-12 Case Study.
• Debra Ambush, Vanessa Lopez ('07), Mary Lambert, Laura Nichols. Committee on Multiethnic Concerns Graduate Forum: Framing Cultural Specific Research Designs Paradigms, Possibilities, and Promise.
• Zerric Clinton, Jeffrey Vinson, Jodie Pellish ('09), NaJuana Lee. Framing Cultural Specific Research Designs Paradigms, Possibilities, and Promise Series: Part Two.
• Elizabeth Stuart ('02), Jennifer Espinoza, Michelle Gately. Classroom Management 101: A Positive Approach. (Session 2)
• Nicholas Wozniak ('10). The Ice is Melting: Using Issue-Based Instruction to Engage Students in Artmaking.
• Mary Wolf ('02), Michele Agosto, Michelle Schroeder, John Siskar. Professional Development for Art Teachers: Using Research and Practice to Learn What Works and What Doesn't.
• Lizanne Stafford ('11). Visual Journals: Enhancing the Quality of AP Students' Drawing Portfolios.
• Matthew Sutherlin (Faculty, MAT), Sharon Johnson (Director, MAAE), Richard Kim ('11). Embodied Learning: Performative Pedagogy in K-12 education.
• Richard Kim ('11). Performance-Based Studio Pedagogy and Its Effects on Student Artmaking.
2013 Fort Worth
• Amanda Hagerman Jennifer Kloth ('09). Enhancing Rigor and Artistic Thinking in your Foundations of Art Curriculum.
• Rebecca Belleville ('12). Making Contemporary Art Accessible: Blogging, Art and the Classroom.
• Chapin Shearer ('12). Middle School Art Students You Just Can t Reach? An Eighth-Grade Classroom Research Study Investigates Solutions.
• Elizabeth Stuart ('02), Jennifer Klein. NAEA New Book Talk: Using Art to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies.
• John Kildahl (‘12). Developing Independent Studio Thinking in an Honors Photography Class.
• Mary Wolf ('02, Faculty, MAAE), Stacey McKenna ('00, Faculty, MAAE & MAT). Emerging narratives of the artist-researcher-teacher.
• Amber Ward (‘09). Caoimhghin s Village: A Community Arts Project.