Richard Siegesmund

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Title: Professor
Department: Art and Design Education
Office Location: Art Building, Room 203E
Office Phone: 815-753-7880
Office Fax: 815-753-7701

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Art Education, Stanford University, 2000
  • M.A., Art Education, Stanford University, 1995
  • B.A., Studio Art, Trinity College, Hartford, 1973
  • Graduate Study, Painting and Printmaking, University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, 1973-75

Courses Taught

  • ARTE 792 Philosophies of Art and Aesthetics
  • ARTE 383 Teaching Art in Elementary Schools

Current Research

  • History and philosophy of arts education
  • Arts-based research
  • Arts and literacy

Major Publications



  • "Jacques Rancière, the Origins of the Work of Art Education, and New Core Art Standards," Knowledge Cultures 4(5), 61-80 (2016)

Book Chapter

  • "Envisioning alternative futures: Elliot Eisner's challenge to industrial educational practice," in G. Hall, D. Gollnick and L. Quinn (Eds.) The Handbook of Teaching and Learning (Wiley Blackwell: Malden, MA), 391- 415. (2018)

Honors/Major Funding

  • Fulbright Specialist Award, Centre for Sociological Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium 2017
  • Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, Faculty of Education, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland 2010
  • Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association

Professional Affiliations/Leadership Roles

  • Co-Chair, Arts-Based Educational Research Special Interest Group, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (2017-present)
  • Chair, Arts-Based Educational Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (2015-2017)
  • Member, Council for Policy Studies in Art Education (2013-present)

Invited Keynotes/Public Lectures

  • Keynote Speaker, First Annual Graduate Conference in Qualitative Inquiry, Qualitative Inquiry Collaborative at Northern Illinois University (2018)
  • Keynote Speaker, "The Future of Art Education: An American Perspective." Art Teacher Association of Ireland, annual conference, Dublin, Ireland. (2011)
  • Percy H. Taçon Public Lecture, "The Beloved Community: Art Education After Post-Modernism." Ontario Society for Education Through Art and University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada (2011)