Linda Louis, Ed.D.
K-12 Art Education
Room 2206 James
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Ed.D. is an
assistant professor of art education in the School of Education. Her areas of
expertise include artistic and human development, student teacher preparation in
art education, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. Her current
research focuses on the underlying intellectual and psychological processes that
influence early graphic representational development in young children. She is
also a member of the National Art Education Association Task Force on Student
Learning, a collaborative research project on learning and creative growth in
the visual arts.
A painter and printmaker by
training, she is a graduate of Cornell University and Massachusetts College of
Art, where she founded the Summer Teachers Institute. Dr. Louis received her
Ed.D in art education from Teachers College Columbia University.
Dr. Louis also has extensive
experience as a K-12 art teacher. With over 20 years experience, she has taught
studio art to children of all ages in a variety of educational settings in
northern Vermont, Cape Cod Massachusetts, and New York City. At Brooklyn College
she supervises student teachers and teaches courses in early childhood and
childhood education on integrating the arts across the curriculum.
In addition to her teaching and
research, Dr. Louis has written a children’s book on painting, In the
Paint, with former New York Knicks basketball player Patrick Ewing who is
also a painter (Abbeville Press,1999). This interactive book is designed to
guide and inspire young artists, and also serve as a resource for teachers and
parents who want to encourage and support children artistically. She also offers
professional development workshops for New York City public school teachers
which reflect her classroom experience as well as her research on the unique
features of artistic learning, art materials, and artistic development.