Art and Design at Missouri State

Dr. Steve C. Willis

Steve C. Willis

Email

Phone

417-836-6693

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Office

Brick City (305 W Mill St) 115

Department

Art and Design

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Art and Design
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Professor

Education

PhD, Art Education, 1999, Florida State University

Teaching

  • ART 360 Introduction to Art Education
  • ART 366 Elementary Art Education
  • ART 401 Teaching of Art
  • ART 460 Critical Issues in Art Education
  • ART 466-783 Art Education Practicum
  • ART 490-491 Art Education Student Teaching

Research and professional interests

Research

  • Indigenous knowledge and tribal cultural construction in the arts
  • Issues of equity
  • Native American studies
  • Visual culture
  • Spirituality in art

Memberships

  • Enrolled member, Cherokee of Western Missouri
  • Examiner, International Baccalaureate Art & Design, Programme Cardiff, Wales
  • Editorial board, Journal of Cultural Research for Art Education and the International Journal of Education through Art

Awards and honors

Awards

  • World Councilor for The International Society for Education through Art, 2014
  • President-elect, United States Society for Education through the Arts, 2011
  • Nominee for a Foundation award in the area of service, 2011
  • Nominee for Excellence in Advising, 2009
  • Missouri Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, 2006

Selected exhibitions

  • Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual (APECV), Oporto, Portugal.
  • Autonomous University of Madrid. Madrid, Spain
  • The United States Society for Education through Art international exhibition, New York City
  • "Art Educator as Artist: An Invitational," Hammonds Regional Arts Center, Hammonds, La.

Visiting scholar

  • “Primary components of Art Education,” The Art Education Program at the University of Minnesota, 2015

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