Faculty Profiles

Courtney L. Weida

The School of Education, Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences

Harvey Hall 225

General Information



Doctorate: Ed.D. , Columbia University Teachers College (2008)

Masters: Ed.M. , Harvard University (2004)

Bachelors of Art: Visual Art, English Literature, Elementary Education Program and Certification, Northeastern University

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

Arts education might be best understood as an umbrella field because it encompasses so many important facets of human experience, creativity, and learning. We often experience the arts both within education and as education.  As a teacher educator, I emphasize interdisciplinary learning, craft and sensory experience, equality issues of cultural identity and gender expression, and critical thinking through aesthetic inquiry. My work and processes as an artist, educator, and researcher are unified and informed by experimentation, visualization, and collaboration in art, writing, and qualitative research. I’ve always admired Maxine Greene, who once wrote that the arts should be “wild, accessible, and yet not too easy.”  This balance may be applied to teaching as well.

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