Profiles in "Arts in Education" Expertise Area

  • Margo Dahlstrom has worked with young children and their teachers for 30 years received a Flynn Foundation Educator Award for unique classroom techniques and memorable classroom experiences.
  • Dr. Wendy R. Williams, Associate Professor of English Education, researches writing instruction and visual/multimodal storytelling. She also has a background in food studies.
  • Jordan teaches context-centered electrical engineering and embedded systems design courses and studies the use of context in both K-12 and undergraduate engineering design education.
  • Dr. Mary McAvoy is an associate professor of theatre in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and program director for the Theatre for Youth and Community undergraduate and graduate programs. 
  • Farrand researches wellness and therapy dogs, as well as practices that improve social emotional and academic outcomes of learners in inclusive settings with play-based strategies, such as dramatic inquiry.
  • Dr. Cala Coats’ research incorporates philosophy, ethnography, contemporary art and art education; and is part of a contemporary discourse on ecologies, social justice, community, and interdisciplinary collaboration.