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  • Art
  • School

  • Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Expertise

  • Learner-centered and inquiry-driven pedagogy; cognition and mindsets in the arts; art-based research and a/r/tography; design thinking
  • Biography

    Delane Ingalls Vanada, Associate Professor of Art Education, maintains that effective art educators are also practicing artists. Dr. Ingalls Vanada’s research focuses on learner-centered pedagogy, the psychology of creativity, a/r/tography, and innovative methods for teacher preparation, including design thinking. “Dr. De” is published widely in journals such as International Journal of Arts Education, Arts Research International, and International Journal of Education and the Arts and has presented her work in the United States, Greece, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Norway. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Denver and her Masters from Lesley University in Creative Arts in Learning. Prior to joining Catholic University, she served as Assistant Professor of Art Education at UNC Charlotte and Kutztown University and taught for Masters programs at Boston University, University of Florida, and Savannah College of Art + Design. Ingalls Vanada is also an award-winning teacher and director of K-12 art programs—receiving the national Kennedy Center Distinction Award and named NAEA’s Pacific region Elementary Educator of the Year in 2004.