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Angela M. LaPorte

Angela M. LaPorte

Professor of Art Education

Head of Art Education

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(ART)-Art

Phone: 479-575-8749

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Angela La Porte is a Professor of Art Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Her research relates to social, intergenerational, and multicultural issues in art education and has been presented and published nationally and internationally in refereed book chapters by the National Art Education Association and journals such as Studies in Art Education, Art Education, The International Journal of Education Through Art, and Artizein: Art and Teaching Journal. She edited and contributed writings to a book published by the National Art Education Association, Community Connections: Intergenerational Links in Art Education. Angela’s artwork, “Mother, Mary,” traveled in an international juried exhibition, In Response To Healing to university and independent galleries across the United States. She also collaborated with Mel Chin organizing Arkansas art teachers’ involvement with the Fundred Dollar Bill Project. In 2010, Angela received the Arkansas Art Educator of the Year from the Arkansas Art Educators’ Association and recognition for the award from the National Art Education Association. She currently serves as the Awards’ Chair for the United States Society for Education Through Art, responsible for the international and national Ziegfeld Awards and other awards.

Angela teaches courses in art education and supervises student teachers. She created a service-learning course, Teaching Art to Special Needs Adults, recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The course offers a new approach to art pedagogy referred to as inverse inclusion, to better prepare preservice art educators for teaching students with special needs.

Ph.D. in Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University; M.A. in Art Education, Arizona State University

Refereed Publications

La Porte, A. M. (2018). Reinterpretation of cultural narrative through collaborative performance art (pp. 28-32) online ancillary resource. In A. Richards and S. Willis (Eds.), Global consciousness through the arts(http://www.grtep.com/). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

 

La Porte, A. M., and Whiteland, S. (2017). Differently-abled adults utilize their rights to creativity and inclusion. Art Education, 70 (4), 41-44.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2016). Exploring ritual as art. In C. Manifold, S. Willis, & E. Zimmerman (Eds.), Cultural sensitivity in a global world: A handbook of teachers. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association, 33-40.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2016). Efficacy of the arts in a transdisciplinary learning experience for culturally diverse fourth graders. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 8(3), 467-480.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2016). Inverse inclusion: A model for preservice art teacher training. Artizein: Art and Teaching Journal, 1(1), 26-37.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2016). Art is ritual…. Proceedings from the School of Visual Arts 29th annual national conference on liberal arts and the education of artists, 56-64. http://www.sva.edu/uploads/assets/download/PROCEEDINGS%20PART%20II%20%202015.pdf

 

 La Porte, A. M. (2016). Exploring ritual as art. In M. C. Manifold, S. Willis, & E. Zimmerman (Eds), Cultural sensitivity in a global world: A handbook for teachers. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association, 33-40.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2015). “Older adult responses to art curriculum and self-directed learning.  The International Journal of Education Through Art, 11 (1), 59-74.

 

La Porte, A. M., Harris-Lawton, P. H. (2013). Beyond traditional art education: Transformative lifelong learning in community-based settings with older adults.  Studies in Art Education, 54 (4), 310-320.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2011). Building Community in Harlem Through Intergenerational Art Education. In B. Young (Ed.), Art, Culture, and Ethnicity (2nd ed.).  Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2010). Fundreds in Arkansas: An interdisciplinary collaboration. Art Education, 63 (5), 78-82. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association.

 

La Porte, A., Callison, L., Walters, J. (2009). The study of a community art class for adults and older adults, p. 17-20, In Conference proceedings, A. M. LaPorte & P. Lawton (Eds.), Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas.

 

La Porte, A. M., Speirs, P., Young, B. (2008). Influences of art curriculum content: A national survey. Studies in Art Education, 49 (4), 358-370.

 

La Porte, A. M. (Ed.). (2004). Community connections: Intergenerational links in art education. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2004). The educational, social, and psychological implications of intergenerational art education. (2004). In A. M. La Porte (Ed.), Community connections: Intergenerational links in art education, 2-13. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2004). An intergenerational approach towards a democratic community. Democracy and Education: Teaching the Arts for Social Justice, 15(3-4), 118-120.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2003). Diversity in the art classroom: Issues for curriculum and instruction. Proceedings from the 31st International Society for Education Through Art World Congress. New York: Columbia University.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2003). The educational, social and psychological implications of intergenerational art education. Proceedings from the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. West Oahu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii.

 

La Porte, A. M. (2002). Intergenerational art education: Building community in Harlem. The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, 22(1), 51-71.

 

La Porte, A. (2000). Oral history as intergenerational dialogue in art Education. Art Education, 53(4), 39-44.

 

La Porte, A. (2000). Ethnographic discoveries during an intergenerational visual art program in New York City’s Harlem. In S. D. La Pierre, M. Stokrocki, & E. Zimmerman (Eds.), Research Methods and Methodologies for Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Issues in Art Education (Arizona State University USSEA/AAEA Conference Monograph No. 1). Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University.

 

La Porte, A. (1999). Building community through intergenerational art education. Washington, DC: National Art Education Association Conference. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED439079).

 

La Porte, A. (1995). Drawing the line: Lowenfeld and coloring books. In A. A. Anderson and P. E. Bolin (Eds.), History of art education proceedings of the third Penn State international symposium (pp. 479-485). University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University.

 

 

University of Arkansas SEED Grant for research on service learning course, Teaching Art to Special Populations (Inverse Inclusion), $2500.

 

Recognized in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the service learning course, Teaching Art to Special Needs Adults.

 

University of Arkansas Service Learning Grant, $1,500.

 

2016 Service Learning Materials/Equipment Grant, University of Arkansas, $1,500.

 

John E. King Service Award. Presented by the University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, April 2015.

 

My course, Teaching Art to Special Needs Adults, nominated by the University of Arkansas for the National Presidential Service Learning Honor Roll, 2015

 

2010 Arkansas Art Educator of the Year. Recognized by the National Art Education Association, Seattle, Washington, March 2011

 

2010 Arkansas State Art Educator of the Year. Presented by the Arkansas Art Educators Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 2010

 

University of Arkansas Artists and Concerts Committee Grant ($488) for a visiting artist lecture,Images and Identity: Muslim Women’s World View, and workshops on Henna Painting at the University of Arkansas and at a local public school, 2008

 

University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences financial support, ($3,000) for printing, collaboration and distribution of 500,000 Fundred Dollar Bill templates to support Fundreds in Arkansas,2009

Mel Chin financial support ($2,000) for printing, collaboration and distribution of 500,000 Fundred Dollar Bill templates to support Fundreds in Arkansasart collaboration project, 2009

 

Faculty Appreciation Recognition, University of Arkansas Student Alumni Board and Associated Student Government, 2007

 

Artists and Concerts Committee Grant ($944) for an art education workshop with Peg Speirs in conjunction with the “In Response to Healing” exhibit, 2007

 

Community Research Grant, Quality Art Education for Older Adults, funded by The Bernice Jones Endowed Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice ($3,000), March 26—June 30, 2007

 

Arkansas State Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education, 2006. Presented by the Arkansas Art Educators Association.

 

Research Grant, Factors influencing art curriculum, Arizona State University ($4,050), Kutztown University ($2,869) and University of Arkansas Fulbright College ($2,330), collaborative research project with Dr. Peg Speirs and Dr. Bernard Young, factors that influence art curriculum content during an art teacher’s 1stthrough 6thyear of teaching, 2002-2005

 

Research Incentive Grant ($952), National Survey: Factors Influencing Multicultural Curriculum Content in Art Education from The University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 2004

 

Teaching Innovation Grant ($856) for conference travel; Funded by the University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 2004

Received the Ziegfeld Distinguished Service Award from the United States Society for Education through Art at the National Art Education Association Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 2003

 

Teaching Incentive Grant ($1,000) to purchase an LCD projector for accessing Internet art resources in the art education classroom; Funded by The University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 2003

 

Summer Research Stipend ($5,000), National Survey: Factors Influencing Multicultural Curriculum Content in Art Education from The University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 2003

 

Artists and Concerts Grant ($2,700), visiting artist lecture, exhibit & workshops, Dr. Bernard Young, University of Arkansas, 2002

In-kind Research Grant (markers valued at $6,450) Binney and Smith Corporation, 2001

Artists and Concerts Grant ($1,500), visiting artist lecture, exhibit and three workshops, Santa Barraza, University of Arkansas, 2001

 

Research Incentive Grant ($894), Survey of Art Education Multicultural Issues and Curriculum in Northwest Arkansas Public Schools from The University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2000