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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
2005-present Education advisor, U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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,
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.
2011 Texas Tech University Faculty Annual Contributions Exhibition.
An outlet for inmates. County Magazine.
Making the case for women in art. Bermuda Royal Gazette.
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).
American Red Cross.
Three gallon blood donor.
Teacher of English.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels.
Houston Food Bank.
Registered organ donor.
Donate Life Texas.
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.