Professor of Art Education & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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210 Arts Cottage
Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D., is a professor of art education and women’s studies at Penn State. Her articles on feminist pedagogy, Judy Chicago’s content-based art pedagogy, visual culture, intertextuality, cyberNet activism art pedagogy, arts-based and action research, transcultural dialogues, CyberHouse, and identity speculative fiction are in more than 45 peer-reviewed research publications, and translated into several languages. She co-authored InCITE, InSIGHT, InSITE (NAEA, 2008), Engaging Visual Culture (Davis, 2007), co-edited Real-World Readings in Art Education: Things Your Professors Never Told You (Falmer, 2000), and served as editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and guest editor for Visual Arts Research. In 2005, she co-founded the international multimedia journal Visual Culture and Gender. She has presented at more than 50 international and national conferences, and at universities in Austria, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and Uganda. She has been honored with leadership and teaching awards including: National Art Education Distinguished Fellow 2013, 2012 Fulbright Award as Distinguished Chair of Gender Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt in Austria, 2006 Fulbright Award for research in Finland, the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women’s Caucus Connors Teaching Award in 2005, the Texas Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education Award in 2001, the Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta (Honor Society for International Scholars) in 2001, and the Arts Administrator of the Year NAEA Award for the Pacific Region in 1994. She served as president of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women’s Caucus from 2010-2012, Coordinator of the Social Theory in Art Education from 1999-2001, and is the Coordinator of the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection. She is a member of the Council of Policy Studies in Art Education, and serves on the NAEA Research Steering Committee. In 2005, she co-founded the Graduate Research in Art Education conference and continues to coordinate this annual conference.