EDUCATION

1988    Ed.D.     Art Education.  University of Illinois-Urbana.

1985    M.A.      Education.       

1975    B.F.A.    Art Education / teaching certificate / ceramics emphasis.   

                         Minors:  English literature, psychology, and physical science.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS.

FUSION ACADEMY.

2015-present    Instructor of art, economics, and English.

 

AWTY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.

2014-2015        Instructor of history and geography.

 

THOMAS RIGGS PUBLISHING.

2014                 Encyclopedia author and copy editor.

 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY.         

1997-2012        Associate professor with tenure—visual studies.

 

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.

1993-1997        Associate professor with tenure—art education.

1988-1993        Assistant professor­—art education.

 

SANGAMON VALLEY ISD, NIANTIC, IL

1975-1985       Art, English & reading.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE.

NATIONAL EDUCATION TASK FORCE.

2005-2010       Executive Director.

 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

2008-2010      Member, Distance Learning Council.

2006               Chair, Provost’s Assessment Committee for College of Education

                       Graduate Programs.

1998-2000      Co-representative, Satellite campus programs advisory committee—

                       College of Arts and Sciences.

2009-2010      Coordinator, Ph.D. program.

2007-2009      Division representative, Visual studies, College of Education

                       Executive Council.

1997-2010      Chair, Ph.D. Admissions Committee, School of Art.

1999-2000      Art programs coordinator, TTU satellite campus, Junction, TX.

 

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

1994-1997     Promotion and tenure committee, Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

 

SANGAMON VALLEY ISD, Niantic, IL.

1975-1984     District Head, K-12 Art Programs.

 

AUTHORSHIP.

2010    Fehr, D., & Fehr, M., Eds. Teach boldly! Letters to teachers about contemporary

            issues in education. Illustrations by Dennis Fehr. New York: Peter Lang. 228 pp.

2000    Fehr, D., Fehr, K., & Keifer-Boyd, K. [Eds.]. Real-world readings in art education:

            Things your professors never told you. New York: Falmer. 176 pp.

1993    Fehr, D. Dogs playing cards: Powerbrokers of prejudice in education, art, and

            culture. New York: Peter Lang. 238 pp.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2005-present   Education advisor, U.S. Department of Education.

 INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2011    Women’s voices in contemporary art. National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda.

2007    Deconstructing Spanish Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture:

            The persecution of Jews, the invasion of the West, and the Inquisition.

            Texas Tech University Center, Sevilla, Spain.

2006    Field-based experiences with incarcerated youth for pre-service teachers.

            National Taiwan University for the Arts, Taipei, Republic of China.

            Contemporary art and social change. Yuan Ze University, Taipei, Republic of China.

2001    The ecstasy and the ecstasy. Percy H. Tacon Memorial Lecture, Ontario Institute for Studies in                 Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1996    The role of the arts in cultural exchange: Fostering goodwill between our peoples. Central                         University for Nationalities, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

2009    The future of Federal education policy in a time of economic and political stagnation.                                 Metropolitan Museum, New York NY.

2008    Arts education and Federal law: Lobbying Congress to replace the No Child Left

            Behind Act. Tennessee Art Education Association annual conference. Memphis TN.

2003    Can we talk? Children, art and teaching in the digital age. Nebraska Art Teachers

            Association annual conference.

2000    Advanced placement: Best practices. Advanced Placement Annual Conference,

            Dallas TX.

1997    Our page in history: Ethics and visual literacy. Texas Art Education Association annual                               conference, Fort Worth TX.

1995   Contemporary education: Something old, something new, something borrowed,

           something da-glo pink. History of Art Education conference, The Pennsylvania State

           University, State College PA.

           Context-based education: A new model for a new era. Michigan Art Education

           Association annual conference, Dearborn MI.

1990   Mona Lisa’s Molotov cocktail. The Louvre, Paris, France.

           Painting the ceiling and mopping the floor: Men and women artists in the Italian

           Renaissance. The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy.

 

INTERVIEWS

2011    Texas Tech University Faculty Annual Contributions Exhibition.   

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYNgp2jZ6-Q

            An outlet for inmates. County Magazine.

            county.org/resources/library/county_mag/county/231/outlet.asp

            Making the case for women in art. Bermuda Royal Gazette.

            www.royalgazette.com/article/20110614/ISLAND04/706149981/-1/island04

2000    Prominent artists/educators offer expertise at Texas Tech University Center.  

            Junction Eagle, May 15, Junction TX.

1995    Dogs playing cards: Powerbrokers of prejudice in education, art, and culture.

            Libri: The Radio Book Review. WPSU Radio, State College PA (an affiliate of

            National Public Radio).

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

American Red Cross.

           Three gallon blood donor.

University of Illinois Upward Bound Youth Program.

          Teacher of English.

Lubbock Meals on Wheels.  

          Volunteer.

Houston Food Bank.   

          Volunteer.

Registered organ donor.

         Donate Life Texas.

HONORS

2012    Outstanding leadership in promoting diversity. Texas Tech University.

2010    Percy H. Taçon Memorial Lecturer. Ontario Institute for Studies in                          Education, University of Toronto.

2008    Who’s Who in Higher Education: Art Education.

2007    Visiting scholar, Taipei, Taiwan.

  •             Yuan Ze University.

  •             National Taiwan University for the Arts.

2004    Visiting scholar. Central University for Nationalities, Beijing.

2000    Western Region Art Educator of the Year. National Art Education                            Association.

1999    Texas Art Educator of the Year. Texas Art Education Association.

1987    First Place. Graduate Student Fiction Writing Contest. University of                        Illinois.

1978    Outstanding Young Man of America.