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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design


Cynthia Ann Bickley-Green, PHD

OFFICE ADDRESS:
School of Art and Design: Art Education
Jenkins Fine Arts Center 1318
Mail stop no: 502 School of Art
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)367-1337; fax # (252)328-6441
E-Mail: bickleygreenc@ecu.edu
My research and publications explore how visual media shape our personal and social identities and world-views. The work demonstrates that the visual arts effectively transmit cultural understandings and interdisciplinary knowledge in classroom settings and have the potential to transform behavior. My visual art research has been focused on entoptic imagery. My artwork has been exhibited in over 60 regional, national and international exhibitions.

EDUCATION:
1990  University of Georgia. Doctor of Philosophy in Art. Area of study: art education                    Afterimage in painting. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1990.
1981 George Washington University. Master of Arts in Education and Human Development.     
                  Major: higher education and human development, Washington, DC.
1967 University of Maryland. Master of Arts in Art. Minor: art history. College Park, MD.
1966 University of Maryland. Bachelor of Arts. Major in art, minor: English. College Park, MD.
1960 Vicenza American High School, High School Diploma, Vicenza, Italy.Research 1981, 87:
1987 The 1972 Conference for Women in the Visual Arts from a 1987 Perspective.
1981 Normative study in children's art abilities in visual realism cross-cultural in Italy and the
                  United States of America.

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
1993-present East Carolina University. Associate Professor of Art Education, School of Art and Design, Art Education, Greenville, NC.

Other art positions at the Univ. of Maryland & Univ. of Northern Iowa.

Currently Coordinator of Art Education.

CONSULTING
2005, 2006 Consultantship and teaching: Children with learning disabilities K-4 Interdisciplinary, Summer Learning Center: An East Carolina University/Pitt County Schools Partnership, Greenville, NC.

 

2003 St. John's College, Belize City, Belize, Central America. (July) Consultant and instructor for Charles T. Hunter Commission for Social Outreach Art Education: Title: Using Art to Teach Math and Science for Art Education and Cultural Understanding.

PUBLICATION IN BOOKS
In Press: Bickley-Green, C. (2009). Art Elements: Biological, Global, and Interdisciplinary Connections, Kendall Hunt Publisher.

Phillips, P., Bickley-Green, C. A., & Wolcott, A., with Holley, W. (Eds.). (1998). Interdisciplinary art: Lessons and resources. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

SELECTED ARTICLES
Bickley-Green, C. (2007). Travels from the traditional to the contemporary: Art education in         Lviv. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 25, 39-51.

 

Bickley-Green, C. (2007). Consideration of visual neurobiology, art, and pedagogy: Changing     views. The International Journal of the Humanities, 5 (7), 73-79.

 

Bickley-Green, C. & Malley, M. (Fall 2007). Black Mountain College: Creative education. North   Carolina Journal of Visual Culture II, 9-13.

 

Bickley-Green, C. (2007). Visual arts education: Teaching a peaceful response to bullying. Art   Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association 60(2), 6-12.

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. (2006). Learning in art and Froebel's gifts. International Froebel Society. In the texts of presented papers at the conference: Froebel: From Play to WorkTaking Froebel Forward, pp. 20-26. Froebel College of Education, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. (Digital publication)

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. (2006). VSA arts International Conference, June 9-10, 2006. Visual art another form of communication. (Digital publication)

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. (2004). Theoretical development of the East Carolina University art and math project: Past and future. In the proceedings of the conference: Innovations in Education: The Art Science Partnership. Doha, Qatar: Qatar Foundation.

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. (2004, April). Cultural connections: Celebrating creativity around the world.School Arts, 49.

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. (2003, December). Vision and art: The biology of vision [Review of the book Vision and art: The biology of seeing]. Leonardo Reviews.

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. & Phillips, P. (2003). Using visual arts and play. Art Education: Journal of the National Art Education Association 56(6), 40-45.

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. with Stanforth, M., Wallin, L., Newman, J. & Lewis, S. (Spring, 2003). Miriam Schapiro’s Visit: Upon the occasion of Miriam Schapiro’s visit to the School of Art of East Carolina University: Evidence of change. North Carolina Journal of Visual Culture Inaugural Issue, 15-20. (Journal of the North Carolina Art Education Association).

 

Bickley-Green, C. (2000). Spatial skills in Italian preschool curriculum: A model for spatial learning through art. North Carolina Journal of Teacher Education X(1). Winter, 88-105.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. (1998). SRAE Workshop for teachers: PART I: Review of research related to spatial skills and art; PART II: Hands-on: Examining relations between visual art curriculum and tests and measures that assess spatial reasoning [Abstract]. Abstracts of Research Presentations, Seminar for Research in Art Education, National Art Education Association, 33.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. (1998). Art, math, and spatial reasoning [Abstract]. Abstracts of Research Presentations, Seminar for Research in Art Education, National Art Education Association, 4.

 

Phillips, P., & Bickley-Green, C. A. (1998). Integrating art and mathematics. Principal Magazine, 77(4), 46-49.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. & Wolcott, A. (1995-6). Feminist collaboration in the art academy. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education 15/16, 161-176.

 

O'Thearling, S. & Bickley-Green, C.A. (1996). Art education and at-risk youth: Enabling factors of visual expression. Journal of Visual Arts Research 21 (1), 20-25.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. (1995). Math and art curriculum integration: A post-modern foundation. Studies in Art Education 37(1), 6-18. Article is published on JSTOR. Search by title.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. (1995, Spring). Math and art curriculum integration: Teacher action research. Iowa Educational Leadership, XI (1), 37-42.

 

Wolcott, A. & Bickley-Green, C.A. (1994, Summer). Post-modern art education. North Carolina Journal of Teacher Education, VI (2).

 

Bickley-Green, C. A. (1994). Aesthetic relations between mathematics in art in Italian national curricula: A matrix for post-modern, integrated education. In Proceedings of the conference for Aesthetic Education through the Arts in Europe: Dimensions and functions (pp. 167-169). Third European Regional Congress, Lisbon, Portugal: International Society for Education Though Art, July 17-21.

 

Swann, A. & Bickley-Green, C. A. (1993). Basic uses of portfolio in art education assessment. NAEA Advisory. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. (1992, Spring). The structure of art. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 101-105.

 

Bickley-Green, C.A. (1992, Winter). Women artists: Creativity and imagery. Women's Caucus Report, 10-14.

CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING
Institutional Research Board [IRB] Human Subjects Training Module for Behavioral and Social Sciences. Complete 2004; Renewed 2007.

 

Licensure to teach: Art in North Carolina. Art and English in Georgia.
Trained to administer and assess Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.

COURSES TAUGHT
1993-present East Carolina University: Interdisciplinary Topics in Art Education; Problems in Interdisciplinary Studies in Art; Computers in Art Education; Participation Class (early teaching experience for art education majors); Art in Elementary School (art education for pre-service elementary teachers) Art in Secondary School; Research in Art Education; Supervised Teaching in Art at both elementary and secondary levels; Art Appreciation; and Color and Design (studio for non-majors).

SELECTED STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS REFEREED (Unless otherwise noted)
Networking and Sharing: NC Special Needs Students in Art Education. North Carolina Art Education Association Convention, 2008. Asheville, NC.

 

21st Century Art-making: Practical and Creative Applications of Neuroscience in the Art Class: Reclaiming Vision in Visual Art. International Society for Education through Art World, 32nd Congress, Osaka, Japan, August 8, 2008,

 

Youth Violence and the Development of Pro-social Behaviors through Art. International Society for Education through Art World, 32nd Congress, Osaka, Japan, August 6, 2008,

 

Play, Art, and Froebel's Gifts. International Froebel Society 3rd Biennial Conference, Wheelock College, Boston, MA. July 9-11, 2008.

 

Visual Neurobiology, Art, and Pedagogy. National Art Education Association, March 2008. New Orleans, LA.

 

Who's Afraid of 21st Century Visual Culture? National Art Education Association 2008. New Orleans, LA

 

Black Mountain College: Historic Sources for the Art Curriculum, Color Theory, Interdisciplinary Connections and Implications for Contemporary Curriculum. North Carolina Art Education Association Convention: Wilmington, NC. November 2007.

 

Consideration of Visual Neurobiology, Art, and Pedagogy: Changing Views. Fifth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Paris. July 17-20, 2007.

 

Froebel: From Play to Work: Taking Froebel Forward. Learning in Art and Froebel's Gifts. International Froebel Society 2nd Biennial Conference, Froebel College of Education, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. June 29-July 1, 2006.

 

Visual Art: Another Form of Communication. VSA arts International Conference: Exploring Accessibility, Inclusion, and Arts Education, June 9 & 10, Washington, DC. With Debbie Metcalf.

 

Visual Art and Learning. National Art Education Association Conference, Chicago, IL. March 24, 2006.

 

Art Class Management, School Culture, and Visual Art. National Art Education Association Conference, Chicago, IL. March 26, 2006.

 

VSA Research Symposium. Washington, DC. Participant. (NOT REFREED)

 

Neurobiology of vision. National Art Education Association Conference. Boston, MA. March 7, 2005.

 

History of art education in Ukraine. National Art Education Association Conference. Boston, MA. March 4, 2005.

 

A comparison of art and art education in Belize and North Carolina. North Carolina Art Education Association. Wilmington, NC. November 6, 2004.

 

Art and art education in Belize. National Art Education Association Conference Denver, CO. April 18, 2004.

 

Theoretical Basis of the Math Art Project. Innovations in Education: The Art Science Partnership. Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. October 19-20, 2003.

 

Workshop B (Math/Art). Innovations in Education: The Art Science Partnership. Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. October 19, 2003. With Dr. Phil Phillips.

 

Brushstrokes and Dialogue: Creating a Peaceful School. International Foundation for ChildArt. Washington, D.C. September 11, 2003. With Dr. Lou Everret.

 

Four-Year Math Art Program at ECU: New Directions. National Art Education Association Conference. New York, NY. March 18, 2001. With Dr. Phil Phillips.

 

Art Education at La Brera/Reggio/Pistoia. National Art Education Association Conference. New York, NY. March 17, 2001.

SELECTED GRANTS
- International Travel Fund, International Affairs, East Carolina University, Osaka, Japan: World Conference of the International Society for Education Through Art. 2007 ($500).

 

-Russian Studies Program, East Carolina University. Faculty projects: Ukrainian Art Education and Interdisciplinary Connections [UAEIC]. $3,000.

 

-North Carolina Arts Council. Arts in Education Grant for the North Carolina Art Education Association. Approx. $2,500.

 

-Two East Carolina Regional Training Center Parenting and Community Mini-grants $4,000.

 

-Eisenhower Year Seven Grants. Co director with Dr. Katye Sowell, Department of Mathematics and Dr. Phil Phillips, School of Art.  Funding for a series of workshops to write curriculum and conduct research related to integrated lessons in mathematics and art. Matching funds or materials from Macintosh, Binney and Smith, and local merchants (Speedy Blue and Kerr). $104,577 (3 year project).

 

-National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar Grant. To study Roman Painting 1480-1550 led by Dr. Marcia Hall, Temple University. $4,000.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
North Carolina Art Education Association Award for Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, 2006-2007 and 1998-1999.

 

National Art Education Association: Excellence in Art Education: Student Chapter Sponsor of the Year 1998.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
National Art Education Association, Member; Affiliates: Women's Caucus for Art; Seminar for Research in Art Education; United States Society for Education Through Art; International Society for Education Through Art; North Carolina Art Education Association, 2008-2009 Very Special Arts Chair, 2005-7 Past President, 2003-5 President.