Des Lee Foundation Endowed Professor in Art Education The University of Missouri-Saint Louis where his chief responsibilities include preparing and implementing graduate and undergraduate teacher preparation and inservice programs, administering art museum internships, and teaching for a graduate Museum Studies certificate program. He also holds a staff appointment in Education at The Saint Louis Art Museum, collaborating with the staff of the Museum in developing educational materials and workshops associated with exhibitions. He has been at UM-St. Louis and the Art Museum since 1997, and holds the rank of full professor with tenure. Prior to assuming this position, he served for fifteen years on the Art Education faculty of The Ohio State University, where he garnered an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
In addition, he taught public courses for the Columbus Museum of Art for nine years. Lankford earned his Ph.D. in Art Education at Florida State University, and has since contributed to his field with over forty book chapters and articles in professional journals, and numerous keynote lectures and presentations delivered to local, regional, and national audiences. His book, Aesthetics: Issues and Inquiry, has been a best seller for the National Art Education Association since its publication in 1992. His high school textbook, Themes and Foundations of Art (1995), broke new ground in its cross-cultural, thematic, and inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning in the visual arts.
E. Louis Lankford
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor
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