Lisa Kastello

EDUCATION

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership 2011

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

         M.S. in Art and Education 1994

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

         B.S. in Art and Education 1987

DISSERTATION

Kastello, L. (2011). Student teacher strategies for applying current theory in art education: Levels of resistance. Northern Illinois University, Art Education/Curriculum Leadership.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Assistant Professor of Art Education 2016-Present

Undergraduate OnCampus Education

  • ARED 3302: Teaching, Learning, and Development
  • ARED 4990: Senior Exhibition

Graduate Distance Education

Coordinator of Undergraduate and Graduate Art Education

Inter-disciplinary collaboration with faculty and staff in departments throughout KSU

Committees/Service

  • School of Art and Design Curriculum Committee 2016/2017

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE

Assistant Professor of Art Education 2012-2016

Graduate Distance Education

Chairperson of the Graduate Committee 2012-2016

Distance Graduate Program Coordinator/Emphasis: Classroom and Museum

Created a new emphasis for the online graduate program: Museum Education

Created and implemented new graduate level curriculum

  • ART 803: Art Education Research Methods
  • ART 812: Curriculum Development and Assessment
  • ART 844: History, Theories, and Philosophies in Art Education
  • ART 845: Multicultural Art in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
  • ART 846: Seminar in Art Education
  • ART 855: Art Education and American Culture
  • ART 860: Seminar in Art Criticism & Philosophy
  • ART 865: Directed Readings in Art Education
  • ART 872P: Women in Art/Art History

Art Education Graduate Research Writing Director 2012-2016

Committees/Service

  • College of Fine Arts and Humanities/Museum of Nebraska Art Education Committee 2015/2016
  • Department of Art and Art History/Art Education Search Committee 2015
  • Department of Art and Art History/Art Education Search Committee 2014
  • Department of Art and Art History/Glass Search Committee 2014
  • Department of Art and Art History/Ceramics Search Committee 2014
  • Department of Art and Art History Foundations Committee 2014
  • Art Education Graduate Program Committee Chair 2012-2016
  • Graduate Council/Committee II/Course and Program Approval 2012-2015
  • eCampus Faculty Senate Advisory Committee 2012-2016
  • Student and Career Services Senate Advisory Committee 2012-2014
  • Academic Advisor /75 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Faculty mentor for undergraduate research
  • Museum education collaboration with the Museum of Nebraska Art
  • Inter-disciplinary collaboration with faculty and staff in departments throughout UNK

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Education 2011-2012

Teaching and evaluating students in methods courses

Supervising and evaluating student teachers

Designing and implementing PBL (‘project based learning’ opportunities)

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL                                           

University Supervisor/Student Teaching, Art Education Department 2005-2006/2008-2010

Supervised and evaluated student teachers in the field

Served as a university liaison with cooperating teachers

Facilitated student teacher seminar break-out sessions

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Art Education Department 2009-2010  

Assisted professors in K-12 Methods Courses

  • Updated syllabi
  • Managed course on Blackboard
  • Developed and taught lessons
  • Generated visual course documentation
  • Supervised pre-student teaching experiences
  • Assessed final exam projects

Dixon High School, Dixon, IL

Full-time Art Teacher in the 9-12 grades/drawing, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, ceramics, computer imaging, and art history 1993-2008

  • Reconstructed curriculum based on current theory
  • Designed and implemented new courses
  • Created and facilitated service-learning opportunities to promote social justice
  • Initiated the creation of an art education program at the elementary level

Cooperating Teacher (three universities/seven student teachers) 1997-2006

  • Encouraged pre-service art teachers to apply theory to their practice
  • Facilitated opportunities for pre-service art teachers to become reflective practitioners
  • Maintained consistent communication with each university

US and European Educational Tour Coordinator 1997-2004

  • Chicago 1993-2003, New York 1997, 1999, 2004, Ireland 2001, Spain and Portugal 1998, Italy 1996 and 1997, France 1996, England 1995

RESEARCH INTERESTS IN ART AND GENERAL EDUCATION

  • Theory Informed Practice
  • Community Outreach/Service Learning/ Project Based Learning
  • Student-Centered, Constructivist Theory
  • Interdisciplinary Art Education
  • Education Reform for Social Justice/Diversity
  • Digital Communities and Distance Learning Theory in Education
  • Creativity as a Disposition of an Effective Learner

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Rethinking Comics as a Therapeutic and Educational Tool Colloquium, Interdisciplinary, Research

Services Council Grant,  $20,000.

  • Educational Research in India, Creativity as a Disposition of an Effective Learner, Research Services

Council Grant, $11,000.

CONFERENCE AND PROFESSIONAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS/PEER REVIEWED

International

Crow, Sheryl & Kastello, L. (2015, November). Looking at Cultural Differences in Motivating Studentsto seek Information: U.S., Uganda, and India. GEC: Global Education Conference 2015.

Crow, Sheryl & Kastello, L. (2015, October). Looking at Cultural Differences in Motivating Students to see   Information: U.S., Uganda, and India. Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference, SJSU School of   Information and    Library20.com.

Kastello, L. (2015, April). Healing Expressions: ATCs and Digital Communities. Graphic Novel Colloquium,University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE.

Kastello, L. (2011). Resistance Theory in Student Teaching. The International Congress of QualitativeInquiry, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Kastello, L. & Berwager, K. (2010, June). Navigating the Doctoral Journey. The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.

Kastello, L. (2009, March). Negotiating Critical Pedagogy. Circle PhD Presenters Conference, Roe Hampton University, London, England.

National

Kastello, L. & Krause, S. (2014, March). Graphic Novel: Using Visual Text to Unite the Disciplines. National Art Education Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Kastello, L. &  Boll, S. (2014, March). Digital Shift: eBooks. National Art Education Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Kastello, L. (2014, March) Universities Connect with Adults and Older Adults and Global Communities. National Art Education Association Convention, San Diego, CA.

Kastello, L. (2013, March). Applying Current Theory in the Pre-service Classroom. National Art Education Association Convention, Fort Worth, TX.

Kastello, L. (2011, March). Dissertation, The Zurmuehlen Working Papers Series. National Art Education     Association Convention, Seattle, WA.

Kastello, L. (2009, March). NAEA Fellows Leadership Institute Panel, National Art Education Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Kastello, L. (2008, March). Censorship in High School Art Departments. The NAEA Distinguished Fellows Institute, Maine.

Kastello, L. (2005, March). The Role of the Cooperating Teacher. National Art Education Association Convention.

Regional

Kastello, L. (2015, October). A Tale of Two Leaders in Art Education: Experiences in India. Kansas Art        Education Association Conference, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS.

Kastello, L. &  Boll, S. (2013, November). Digital Shift: eBooks. WCET Conference, Denver, CO.

State

Kastello, L. (2015, September). A Tale of Two Leaders in Art Education: Experiences in India. Nebraska     Art Education Association Conference, Jocelyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

Kastello, L. (2015, September). Instilling the Importance of Art Education by Installing Community Art       Exhibitions. Nebraska Art Education Association Conference, University of Nebraska at Omaha,    Omaha,       NE.

Kastello, L. (2014, April). Contemporary Techniques in the K-12 Classroom. ESU 10, Kearney, NE.

Kastello, L. & Krause, S. (2013, October). Graphic Novel: Using Visual Text to Unite the Disciplines. Nebraska Art Teachers Association Conference, Wayne State University, Wayne, NE.

Kastello, L. &  Boll, S. (2013, October). Digital Shift: eBooks. Nebraska Art Teacher Association Conference, Wayne State University, Wayne, NE.

Kastello, L. (2012, October). Creativity. Nebraska Art Teachers Association, Nebraska Art Teachers Conference, Omaha, NE.

Kastello, L. & Kay, L. (2010, February). Healing Expressions: ATCs and Digital Communities. Art Therapy Association Conference, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL.

Kastello, L. (2008, February). Negotiating Critical Pedagogy. University of Illinois PhD Presenter Conference, Champaign, IL.

Kastello, L. & Woywod, C. (2008, January). Creativity: Collaborative Art Class Communities. Meeting the Challenge Conference, Sterling, IL.

Kastello, L. (2007, January). What is Visual Culture? Meeting the Challenge Conference, Sterling, IL.

Kastello, L. (2006). Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Workshop. North Central Illinois Conference for the Arts, Rock Falls, IL.

Kastello, L. (2005, October). The Relationship: Cooperating Teachers and Pre-service Teachers. Illinois Art Education Conference, Lake Geneva, WI.

PUBLICATIONS

Crow, S. R. & Kastello, L. (2016). The disposition of elementary school children of individualistic and collectivist culture who are intrinsically motivated to seek information. School Library Research, 19.

Works in Progress

Crow, S. R. & Kastello, L. (in progress). A tale of three cities: Fostering motivation in children of Different Cultures.

Kastello, L. & Crow, S. R. (in progress). Creativity as a disposition of an effective learner.

Kastello, L. & Crow, S. R. (in progress). Qualitative research: The gift that can keep giving.

Kastello, L. (in progress). Graphic novel: A tool for interdisciplinary art education.

Kastello, L. (in progress). Strengthening K-12 art through community experiences.

CREATIVE WORK 

Group Exhibitions/Invitationals

UNK Art and Art History Department Faculty Exhibition, Kearney, NE January 2016

UNO, New Works by UNK Art and Art History Department Faculty, Omaha, NE Fall 2014

NATA Art Exhibition, Plainsmen Museum, Aurora, NE, Spring, 2014

UNK Art and Art History Department Faculty Exhibition, Kearney, NE January 2014

NATA Art Exhibition, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE September 2013

Masterpiece in a Day, Wheeler Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN September 2011

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, June 2001 and June 2002

IAEA Electronic Gallery, Chicago, IL, Fall 1999                              

HONORS/AWARDS

Nebraska Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award, Nebraska Art Teachers Association 2014

The Zurmuehlen Working Papers Series/National Art Education Association’s Annual Convention 2011

Northern Illinois University Mortar Board Staff Recognition 2010

Public and Community Service, Illinois Alliance for Art Education 2003

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Recognition/Top 12 High Programs in the United States 2002  

Illinois Secondary Art Educator of the Year, Illinois Art Education Association 2001

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

INSEA, International Society for Education Through Art

         -Membership Fall 2015-present

NETA, Nebraska Educational Technology Association

         -Membership Fall 2015-present

NATA, Nebraska Art Teacher Association Fall 2012-present

         -Executive Board, Illinois Art Education Association 2013-present

NAEA, National Art Education Fall 1993-present

         -Committee on Lifelong Learning Spring 2013-present

IAEA, Illinois Art Education Association Fall 1993-2010

         -Executive Board, Illinois Art Education Association 1998-2001

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES

NAEA Committee on Life Long Learning, Fall 2012-present

NATA Committee on Higher Education, Fall 2012-present

Illinois Host Committee, National Art Education Association, Chicago, IL 2006

Elected Delegate, Illinois Education Association, NEA Convention, Los Angeles, CA 2001

The Mayor’s Special Committee on the Arts, Dixon, IL 2001-2002

Scholarship Committee, Illinois Art Education Association 2000-2002

Illinois Host Committee, National Education Association, Chicago, IL 2000

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