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Art Education Faculty

Professor of Art Education

F. Robert Sabol

Professor of Art Education

Dr. F. Robert Sabol is a Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University and Chair of the Division of Art and Design. Currently, he is the National Art Education Association (NAEA) President Elect. His research interests include assessment, multiculturalism, arts education policy, curriculum development, and professional development of art educators. He has given over 150 presentations of his research at state, national, and international conferences. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Art Education Foundation, and other funding sources to support his research. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and is a co-author of Assessing Expressive Learning and Through the Prism: Looking into the Spectrum of Writings by Enid Zimmerman. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching including NAEA Distinguished Fellow, NAEA Manual Barkan Memorial Award, NAEA Western Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI) Art Educator of the Year, AEAI Elementary Art Educator of the Year, AEAI Education Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, AEAI Distinguished Fellow, and Purdue University Excellence in Teaching Award twice. He has been President of the NAEA Public Policy and Arts Administration issues group, President of AEAI, NAEA Western Region Vice President, and a member of the Executive Committee of the NAEA Board of Directors. [read more]

Continuing Lecturer of Art Educatio

Heather Vickers

Continuing Lecturer of Art Education

Heather Galloway Vickers is an artist and an art educator. Her seascapes and landscapes are currently represented regionally and in the United Kingdom. Her teaching experience includes 11 years post-secondary at University of Indianapolis, DePauw University, as well as Purdue University. She also taught students in preschool through 12th grade for eight years at St. Gabriel School in Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Public Schools. Vickers received her BA Degree in Studio Art and Art History from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and her MFA Degree in Painting and Drawing from Northwestern University. She also received a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Indianapolis. [read more]