The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Mary Ann Stankiewicz

Professor of Art Education
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30D Borland
Mary Ann Stankiewicz, the National Art Education Association's 2014 National Art Educator, is internationally recognized for her scholarship in art education history. Her research on art education history and policy has been published in major professional journals, and funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and the Oregon Center for the Humanities, among others. Roots of Art Education Practice, a history of art education for K-12 art teachers, has been translated into Korean. She co-authored the chapter on nineteenth-century art education for the Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education (2004) and wrote the first essay on international history of visual arts education (Bresler, 2007). Dr. Stankiewicz has presented papers and workshops at local, state, national, and international conferences. She coordinated art education programs at the University of Maine and California State University, Long Beach; was a program officer with the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, and assistant vice president for academic affairs at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Art Education Association for six years and was NAEA President 2003-05. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Art Education Foundation, the Advisory Board for Arts Education Policy Review, and is a reviewer for other professional journals. A past-president of NAEA's Women's Caucus, she received the 2003 June King McFee Award from the Caucus. She was a member of the Art:21, Art in the Twenty-first Century public broadcasting series, National Education Advisory Council for seasons 2-4, and the Art:21 Education and Public Programs Advisory Council for seasons 5-6. She is Associate Editor (2013-15) of Studies in Art Education. Dr. Stankiewicz is currently working on a critical history of Massachusetts College of Art + Design.