Michael Lecture Series

Paul Duncum

John Michael Autobiographical Distinguished Lecturer for 2016-17

Lecture: An Academic Autobiography: From Cowboy Comics to YouTube Videos
Thursday, September 22
7:30 pm, Miami University Art Museum

Paul DuncumPaul Duncum is Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Champaign. He received his doctorate, entitled Middle Childhood Spontaneous Drawing from a Cultural Perspective in 1987 from the Flinders University of South Australia. For five years he was editor of the scholarly, refereed journal now called Australian Art Education. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and has presented at many conferences, including some as keynote speaker. He has edited two books, and he is published in all the art education journals in the areas of his research and teaching. The latter include children’s drawing, images of children, art curriculum, and many examples of popular visual culture, all of which are informed by the critical theory of Cultural Studies. He was an early advocate for the study of popular culture in art education, and he remains a leading advocate for a visual culture approach to art education. He has been a recipient of the Manual Barkan Memorial Award for art education scholarship, is a life member of Art Education Australia, and a member of the Council for Policy Studies. His work has been translated into nine languages.

The John A. and Betty J. Michael Autobiographical Lecture Series in Art Education was in initiated by Dr. Michael with a generous gift from he and his wife in 1972 when Edwin Ziegfeld lectured at Miami University. Outstanding educators who have retired or are near retirement are invited to present autobiographical lectures in the series noting the influences which have shaped their philosophy about art education and the arts.


Past Autobiographical Lectures

Viktor Lowenfeld

Edwin Ziegfeld

Mary Adeline McKibbin

Victor D’Amico

Fred Logan

Natalie Robinson Cole

Ralph Beelke

Harold Schultz

Frank Wachowiak

Charles D. Gaitskell

June King McFee

Al Hurwitz

Edward Mattil

Ivan Johnson

Stanley Czurles

Edmund Burke Feldman

John Michael

Kenneth Lansing

Laura Chapman

Eugene Grigsby

Elliot Eisner

Jerome Hausman

George W. Hardiman and Theodore Zernich

Foster Wygant

Pearl Greenberg

Charles M. Dorn

Ana Mae Barbosa

Arthur D. Efland

Georgia C. Collins

Nancy Parker MacGregor

Robert Saunders

Willis Bing Davis

Maryl Fletcher Dejong

Marjorie Wilson and Brent Wilson

Enid D. Zimmerman

Mary Stokrocki

Renee Sandell