PhD Candidate in Art Education
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Sue Uhlig is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education and is the supervisor of student teachers who are doing their field experiences in art in State College and in the Pittsburgh area. Prior to beginning her studies at Penn State, she was a continuing lecturer in Art and Design at Purdue University for ten years where she taught numerous courses in art appreciation, art history, and art education. She continues to work for Purdue as a limited term lecturer teaching distance learning classes in art appreciation. She is originally from the near west suburbs of Chicago, and her first years in teaching were spent in elementary schools in Chicago and its suburbs in both public and private institutions as an elementary classroom teacher as well as an art educator. Sue has experience in museum education as interim curator of education, educator, docent, education volunteer, and intern, and she has written educational guides for the Purdue University Galleries that correlated to their exhibitions. Sue was participated in a Fulbright-Hays study abroad program to Morocco and Tunisia during the summer of 2011, and she co-led two study abroad trips to Italy through Purdue University. Sue has presented at conferences at the state, national, and international levels. Areas of research interest include collections and material culture, sensory studies, place-based studies, and assemblage art, which she addresses in her research-based art and art residencies. Service to the field is important to her, and she has served as faculty advisor for the Purdue Student National Art Education Association, the membership chair of the Art Education Association of Indiana, the president of the Graduate Art Education Association at Penn State, and she is currently the regional co-representative for the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. Sue received a BS in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University and an MA in Art Education from Purdue University.