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Donna M. Tuman

Donna M. Tuman

Associate Professor of Art Education

B.S., M.S., Queen’s College, CUNYEd.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Description

Donna Tuman is an associate professor at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, where she is chairperson of the Art Department and director of the Art Education Program. From 2003-2009, Dr. Tuman served as president of the University Council for Art Education, a higher education organization working for arts advocacy and policy change in the schools. She practiced in both public schools and museums while pursuing an Ed.D. in art education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include art teacher education, museum-based teacher training, arts advocacy and gender differences in artistic development of children. Her work has been published in Visual Arts Research, Gender Issues in Art Education, Studies in Art Education and The Journal of Aesthetic Education.

Specialties

Art Education, Art Museum Education, Arts Leadership, Gender Issues in Visual Arts

Publications

  • Author, “The Changing Face of Rembrandt: Pedagogy, Politics, and Cultural Values in American Art Education,” published in The Journal of Aesthetic Education. Summer (2008)
  • Author, “Defining Gender Diversity in Children’s Drawing,” published in The Journal of Gender Issues in Art and Education (2000)
  • Author, “Sing a Song of Sixpence: An Examination of Sex Differences in the Subject Preference of Children’s Drawings,” published in Visual Arts Research (1999)
  • Author, “Gender Style as Form and Content: An Examination of Gender Stereotypes in the Subject Preference of Children’s Drawings,” published in Studies in Art Education (1999)

Honors/Awards

  • Honoree, University Council for Art Education (2009)
  • Recipient, Annual Award for Leadership, Art Supervisors Association of Long Island (2005)
  • Recipient, New York State Art Teachers Association Special Citation/Leadership and Excellence (2005)
  • Recipient, Citations from the New York State Senate and Assembly, Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead for founding directorship of the Long Island Children’s Museum (1993)
  • Recipient, New York City “Apple for Education Honors” for Queens Museum Education Department (1988)
  • Recipient, Art Educator of the Year, City University of New York (1980)

Affiliations

  • Board Member, Art League of Long Island (2006-present)
  • President, University Council for Art Education (2003-2009)
  • Board Member, University Council for Art Education (2000-present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee for Achievement in Art and Music, New York State Education Department (2004-present)
  • Board Member, New York State Alliance for Arts Education (2004-2006)
  • Adviser, Arts Supervisors Association of Long Island (2003-present)
  • Arts-in-Education Panelist, New York State Council for the Arts (1997-2002)
  • Member, Cultural Board of Directors, Nassau County (1997-2002)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Balanced Mind: Annual Arts Conference for Nassau County Educators (1996-present)
  • Member, Youth & Child Development Board, Town of Oyster Bay (1993-present)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Nassau County Office of Cultural Development (1990-1992)
  • Board Member, Council of the Arts for the North Shore (1988-1991)
  • Annual Conference Presenter, National Art Education Association (1985-present)
  • Member, Subway Art Panel, New York City MTA (1985-1988)
  • Member, New York State Art Teachers Association (1980-present)
  • Member, Long Island Art Teachers Association (1980-present)

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