Dr. Stephanie Danker

Dr. Stephanie Danker

Dr. Stephanie Danker

Stephanie Danker has been collaborating with the Myaamia Center since 2017. Every fall since 2017, students in her ART 395 Art Across the Curriculum course co-create curriculum in coordination with Myaamia Center education staff to educate local elementary students in Oxford and Cincinnati about a few aspects of Myaamia culture, including language, history and art, with an emphasis on contemporary practices. She strives for her students to understand the concept of reciprocity through these lessons, and how to teach about cultural appreciation versus cultural appropriation.

Danker appreciates every opportunity to learn from her mentors at the Myaamia Center, and encourages her students to engage in deeper experiential learning about Myaamia culture. She enjoys taking art education students who have taught the Myaamia lessons to the Winter Gathering in Oklahoma, and encourages them to present about their experiences in professional contexts, including: the National Art Education Association conference, the Ohio Art Education Association conference and Miami University’s Undergraduate Research Forum. Art education students who participate in the Winter Gathering become mentors for upcoming students in ART 395.

Danker is Associate Professor of Art Education, coordinator of the pre-Art Therapy program and Museums & Society minor, Lead Departmental Advisor and Associate Chair for the Department of Art. Danker was invited to become a faculty affiliate with the Myaamia Center in fall of 2021. It is a role she deeply values.


Copies of many of these articles can be obtained by emailing Dr. Danker at dankers@miamioh.edu

2022 Danker, S. H., & Bradshaw, R. D. Conceptualizing art integration through currere. Currere Exchange Journal, 6(2), 118–127. (National peer-reviewed publication)

2022 Bergmark, J., & Danker, S. H. Race-based mascots: Reflecting on university-community conversations. International Journal of Education through Art, 18:1, pp. 75-88, https://doi.org/10.1386/eta_00083_1 (International peer-reviewed publication)

2020 Danker, S. H. Culturally sensitive art education in a community: Myaamia ribbonwork. Translations, 1-4. (Peer-reviewed publication)

2022 Bradshaw, D., Danker, S., Bergmark, J., & Bergstrom, B. “Risks and Rewards of Building Collaborative Cross-institutional Relationships.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association, New York, NY.

2021 Perkins, J., Danker, S., Hilles, S., & Kanorr, K. “Digital Pedagogy in the Undergraduate Classroom.” Original Lilly Conference. Miami University.

2021 Danker, S., Herman, D., Little, R., Pease, P., & Valentine, P. “Experiential Learning and Partnerships.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association, Minneapolis, MN.

2019 Danker, S. “Myaamia Culture and Imagery Curriculum Development and Implementation.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association, Boston, MA.

2019 Danker, S. “Civic Engagement through Myaamia Culture and Imagery Curriculum Development and Implementation.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern College Art Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

2018 Danker, S., & Bergmark, J. “Deconstructing Race-based Mascots: Creating Conversations for Understanding.” Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Art Education Association, Seattle, WA.


2023 Culturally Sensitive Art Education in a Community.” Presentation to Miami University alumni judges for the Graduate Research Forum: November 3, 2023 (with Kristina Fox and Luke Meeken).

2022 Keynote address (panel presentation on Decolonization Pedagogies with Jarrid Baldwin and Lisa Weems), 39th ReImagine Education Conference sponsored by EHS, Teacher Education and Department of Educational Leadership: November 28, 2022

2022 Action Research. Presentation to Art Education students at University of Dayton: September 15, 2022.

2021 Three Perspectives of DEI through the Arts at Miami. Presentation at Miami University’s Across the Divide Conference: October 8, 2021 (with Ann Elizabeth Armstrong and Elizabeth Hoover).

2021 Faculty Anti-Racist Research Panel. Presentation at Miami University's Across the Divide Conference: October 8, 2021 (with Darryl Rice, Katherine Cho, Lauren Brassfield and Sandra Garner).

2021 Honoring Myaamia Community through Letterpress Printing. Presentation at Miami University Art Museum associated with Faculty and Alumni Exhibition: September 8, 2021 (with Erin Beckloff).

2021 Myaamia ribbonwork and art education. Presentation to Miami University Art Museum Docents: March 15, 2021 (with Kristina Fox, Myaamia Center).

2020 Considerations for Teaching about the Miami Tribe. Ohio as America PD Bytes: July 27, 2020 (with Kristina Fox, Myaamia Center).

2018 Myaamia Culture and Imagery Lessons for TSD 4th Graders. Presentation with ART 395 class to MU-TSD Partnership Committee: December 12, 2018.