Art Department

School of Arts & Letters

California State University LosAngeles

Academic Degrees


Ph.D.  The University of Oregon, Eugene  1980


M.A.    San Jose State University  1968


B.S.      State University of New York, Buffalo  1958



Academic Work Experiences


Professor.  Art Department, CSULA.  Awarded early promotion and tenure.  Awarded University Outstanding Professor Award.  1992-present


Department Chair.  Art Department, CSULA.  School of Arts & Letters.  1992-95


Associate Department Chair.  Art Department, CSULA.  School of Arts & Letters.  1991-92


Associate Professor.  Art Department,  CSULA.  Full-time 1989-92, Part-time 1988-89


Associate Professor.  Art Department, University of Maine, Orono.  Invited Scholars Program.  Summer, 1985


Assistant Professor.  Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus.  1980-88


Assistant Professor.  Art Department, Illinois State University, Normal.  1979-80


Lecturer.  Art Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1987-79


Visiting Instructor.  Humanities Department, Oregon State College, La Grande, Summers.  1976-78


Graduate Teaching Fellowship.  Art Education Department, University of Oregon, Eugene.  1975-78


Assistant Principal.  Oroville High School, California.  1974-75


Art Teacher and Department Chair.  Oroville High School, California.  1970-74


Art Teacher and Department Chair.  Roosevelt Jr. High School, San Jose Unified, California.  1959-70


Art Teacher.  Eden Central School District, New York.  Grades 6-10.  1958-59



Classes Taught at CSULA


Art 400-Development of Literacy in Visual Art

Art 415-Foundations of Art

Art 460-Multicultral Approaches to Visual Arts

Art 475-The Arts and Human Development

Art 485-Ecology and Environment


Art 500-Seminar: Art Education

Art 505-Rsearch in Art Education

Art 531-Research Methodology in Art

Art 598-Graduate Directed Study

Art 599-Thesis



Selected Publications & Scholarly Presentations


"Virtual Teacher Training: Introduction to Computers in the Classroom" International Tel-Ed '98 Referred Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, co-presenter with Drs. P. Semrau and J. Wiebe.  Sponsored by the International Society of Technology in Education--an educational research organization.  October, 1998


"Significance of Cultural Literacy for Designing Online Educational Courses" Frauen Technik Zentrum (Educational Technology Center sponsored by German Government) June, 1998


"Building Virtual Courses on the Web with WebCT" 14th Annual Referred Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, co-presented with Drs. P. Semrau.  University of Wisconsin--Madison.  August, 1998


"A Celebration of Culture: A University Web Project for Middle School Students" International Tel-Ed '97 Referred Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, co-presented with Dr. P. Semrau, November, 1997


Multimedia:  A need for an aesthetics of interface design, Instructionally Speaking, 6(2), 2.  (Co-authored: P. Semrau), Fall, 1995


A constructivist approach to social studies integrating technology, Social Studies & The Young Learner, 7(3), 14-16.  (Co-author: P. Semrau), Jan/Feb., 1995


Social studies lessons integrating technology, Social Studies & The Young Learner, 7(3), 1-4.  (Co-author: P. Semrau), Jan/Feb., 1995


Using Interactive Video in Education. (Book), Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.  (Co-author: P. Semrau), 1994


Lesson 4: Creating animations with hypercard.  In Murdock, E. & Desberg, P. (eds.), Computers in the Curriculum: Exercises in Integrating Technology into Education, 303-323  (book).  Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Communications, Inc.  (Co-author: P. Semrau), 1994


Enhancing learning with interactive video.  In Halpern, D.F. & Associates (eds.), Changing College Classrooms, 213-229. (Book).    San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers.  (Co-author: P. Semrau), 1994


Selecting and evaluating videodisc programs in art, The Computing Teacher, 21(3), 28-30. (Co-author: P. Semrau), Nov., 1993


Using interactive video to examine cultural issues in art, The Computing Teacher, 19(4), 24-26, Dec/Jan 1991-92


Critiquing cultural assumptions in educational software, Journal of the California Humanities, Spring, 26-29, 1992


Examining educational software from both an aesthetic and cultural perspective, (co-author: P. Semrau), Journal of Hypermedia and Multimedia Studies, 2(1), 25-29, 1991


Review of research: Examining visual components in educational software from a socio-cultural perspective, (co-author: P. Semrau) Journal of Visual Sociology, (2) 8, Winter, 1990


Measuring children's visual perception of paintings: Issues and implications, American Educational Research Association, Arts and Learning Journal, 7(1), 17-28, 1989



University Service


Department RTP Committees

Art Education Option Committee

Art Education Screening Committee

Student Advisement

M.A. Committees


University Senate-Alternate, 1999-present



Selected for special training sessions--CSULA Academic Technology Services--Real Network Systems, Seattle, WA.  (December, 1998)

Co-taught in CSU's New "Digital Summer Session" (with P. Semrau) (Summer-1997)


University Foundation Executive Board of Directors, 1995-99

University Auxiliary Services Board of Directors, 1994-97

University Advisory Board-Advanced Instructional Technology, 1996-97

University Faculty Club,  President-Elect, President, 1996-97


Marshal-University Honors Convocations & Graduation


University Outstanding Professor Award Committee Spring,

Campus Advisor-Pi Lambda Theta, Education Honor Society, 1990-93

Advisor-Art Education/Art Therapy Student Organization, 1993-97


Dept. Chair, Assoc. Chair--Advising, Dept. Executive Committee, Dean's Chairs Committee, University Senate, Instructional Affairs, Exhibitions & Community Outreach, Scholarships & Awards, Dept. Student Art Council, 1992-95



Awards & Recognition


Selected to work on National Security Agency (NSA) project.  (PI-Dr. P. Semrau)  Research and Development of streaming video and online teaching.  Includes training of CSULA art education and instructional technology students.  1998-present


"Enhancing Literacy Instruction with Collaborative Support and Technology."  Selected to work on Lottery Award by Literacy Cluster Faculty, Charter School of Education, 1997


Awarded University Leave to research teaching applications for multimedia approaches and visual learning in technology, Winter & Spring, 1998


CSULA Innovative Instruction Award, Teaching Art to Young Students With Technology,  1996-97


CLRET Award, CSU State Wide University System Technology and Training-CSU-Fresno, ”Learning to Teach in Distance Education"  1996-97


University Lottery Grant, Desktop Videoconferencing Project, (co-investigator: P. Semrau), 1995-96


Inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society for "Distinguished Scholars" May, 1996


Commendation Service Award, CSULA Auxiliary Services Board of Directors, December, 1995


Outstanding Professor Award, California State University-Los Angeles, 1993-94


Sabbatical Leave, Awarded by CSULA to research "Visual learning Theories Related to Technology"  Summer, 1994


Outstanding Student Advisor Award, Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society in Education, May, 1993


California Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, California Art Education Association, 1991-92


National-Pacific Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, National Art Education Association, 1991-92


National Education Honor Society, Pi Lambda Theta,  "Distinguished Educator" November, 1991


National Award-Excellence in Dissertation Research, National Art Education Award, Presented at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1983