In 2009 I began teaching graduate students at Teachers College, Columbia University. At first I inherited one summer course, and by the following year I was teaching every semester as well as working to develop new museum education coursework for the Arts Education department. To inform this development, I surveyed existing museum education professionals and found a need for instruction in museum research and evaluation. By Spring 2012, Problems in Art Education: Museum Research and Evaluation was offered; throughout the semester, students are paired with museum partners to assist in the development of research on existing programs. I currently teach multiple courses every academic semester and work as a guest instructor around the college.
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Art Education Program Associate (August 2010 – Current): Develop museum education courses and conferences. Create and maintain museum/university course collaborations. Current institutional partners include: The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, The Rubin Museum, The Folk Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Historical Society, The Museum of the American Indian, The Museum of Arts and Design, and The Jewish Museum.
Part-time Instructor (May 2009 – Current), Courses include:
Museum as a Resource, Fall and Winter semesters 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013: Combines workshops, lectures and seminars at diverse New York City museums with course sessions at Teachers College developing individual curricular projects and instructional materials for diverse audience groups.
Museums Education Issues I, Fall and Summer semesters 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013: Invites students to explore the intimate relationship that can exist between viewers and works of art and challenges them to consider the role educators play in facilitating experiences with works of art.
NYC Museums: Variety of Visual Experiences, Summer 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013: Offers opportunities to visit New York City museums and experience their education programs first hand. Students work collaboratively with college faculty to develop personalized curriculum materials.
Problems in Art Education: Museum Research and Evaluation, Spring 2012 & 2013: Partners students with museums to participate in the research and evaluation of educational programs. Past student projects include, literature reviews for the Museum of Modern Art on Online Museum Education, Interactive Family Spaces in Museums, and Alternative Perspectives on Learning in Untraditional Learning Environments, as well as rubric development for testing observable literacy skills in students for use in education programs at The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum.
Thesis Advisor (Spring & Fall 2012): For two graduate level students towards completion of M.ED requirements in Art Education.
Guest Instructor (2009-2013), Courses include:
Artistic Lives of Children, Fall and Spring semesters 2009-Current: Introduce guided exploration of visual art materials. The explorations are designed to familiarize classroom teachers with introductory teaching methods for facilitating art experiences in their classrooms.
Art for Classroom Teachers, Summer 2012: Introduce integrated museum education practices. The class experiences are designed to familiarize classroom teachers with introductory teaching methods for facilitating meaningful experiences with artworks in their classrooms.
Teaching Assistant to Professor O. Hubard (Fall 2009 & Spring 2011), Courses include: Curriculum Issues and Practice, Framing Discourses & Storying our Lives.
Columbia University, New York, NY
Thesis Committee Member (2nd Reader): For graduate level student towards completion of M.A. requirements in Museum Anthropology, Fall 2013.
Thesis Committee Member (3rd Reader): For graduate level student towards completion of M.A requirements in Journalism, Spring 2012.
Thesis Committee Member (2nd Reader): For graduate level student towards completion of M.A. requirements in Museum Anthropology, Fall 2011.
Wells College, Aurora, NY
Internship Sponsor and Teaching Mentor (Winter 2011): Internship supervisor and teaching mentor to undergraduate level student.