Faculty Profile

Laura Evans

Laura Evans

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Art Education
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University, 2011.
Major: Art Education with Museum Studies Specialization
MMS, The University of Toronto, 2006.
Major: Museum Studies
BA, Denison University, 2002.
Major: Art History

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ART 6950.757, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Fall 2021
ARTE 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ARTE 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ART 5900.602, Special Problems, Fall 2021
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 2021
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
ART 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2021
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Spring 2021 SPOT
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5900.668, Special Problems, Spring 2021 SPOT
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2021
ART 6950.768, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
ART 1301.004, Honors Art Appreciation, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1301.005, Honors Art Appreciation, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Fall 2020
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2020
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2020
ART 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2020
ART 5900.757, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2020
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2020
ART 5910.767, Special Problems, Spring 2020
ART 6900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2020
AEAH 5779.001, Phenomenological Theory and Research for Art Education, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Fall 2019 SPOT
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
AEAH 4790.001, Visual Arts Studies : Inquiry and Dialogue About Art, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5450.091, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2019
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2019
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2019
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Spring 2019 SPOT
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2019 SPOT
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Spring 2019 SPOT
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2019
AEAH 4940.002, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Fall 2018
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Fall 2018 SPOT
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2018
AEAH 4790.001, Visual Arts Studies : Inquiry and Dialogue About Art, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2018 SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2018 SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2018
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Spring 2018
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2018 SPOT
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Spring 2018 SPOT
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2018
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Fall 2017
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Fall 2017 SPOT
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2017
AEAH 4940.002, Understanding Art Museums, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 4450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 10W 2017
ART 5450.091, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2017
ART 5450.091, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2017
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2017
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
AEAH 5799.767, MA Project, Spring 2017
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Spring 2017
AEAH 5940.002, Seminar in Art Museums, Spring 2017 SPOT
AEAH 4940.002, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Fall 2016
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Fall 2016 SPOT
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Fall 2016 SPOT
AEAH 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2016
AEAH 4795.001, Topics in Visual Arts Studies, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2016
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2016
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Spring 2016 SPOT
AEAH 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Fall 2015 SPOT
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Fall 2015 SPOT
AEAH 4795.001, Topics in Visual Arts Studies, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2015 SPOT
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2015
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2014
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2014
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2014
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
ART 5950.767, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2014
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Spring 2014
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2014
ART 5910.767, Special Problems, Spring 2014
AEAH 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
ART 5950.767, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
AEAH 5760.001, Seminar in Art Education, Fall 2013
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Fall 2013
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2013
ART 5450.091, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2013
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2013
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2013
ART 5450.791, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2013
ART 5450.791, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2013
ART 5950.767, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2013
AEAH 5942.791, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2013
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Spring 2013
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2013
AEAH 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ART 6950.767, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
AEAH 5799.767, MA Project, Fall 2012
ART 5950.767, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
AEAH 5940.001, Seminar in Art Museums, Fall 2012
AEAH 5940.791, Seminar in Art Museums, Fall 2012
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Fall 2012
AEAH 4795.001, Topics in Visual Arts Studies, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2012
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2012
AEAH 5945.003, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Spring 2012
ART 5900.767, Special Problems, Spring 2012
AEAH 4940.001, Understanding Art Museums, Spring 2012
AEAH 5849.767, Art History Research Project, Fall 2011
ART 5950.767, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
AEAH 5942.091, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Fall 2011
AEAH 5940.091, Seminar in Art Museums, Fall 2011
AEAH 5940.792, Seminar in Art Museums, Fall 2011
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W2 2011
ART 5450.767, Professional Internship, Summer 5W1 2011
AEAH 5942.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education I, Spring 2011
AEAH 5945.001, Seminar in Art Museum Education II, Spring 2011
AEAH 4790.001, Visual Arts Studies : Inquiry and Dialogue About Art, Spring 2011 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Acuff, J., Evans, L. (2014). Multiculturalism in Art Museums Today. Lanham, Maryland: Alta Mira Press.
Book Chapter
Evans, L. (2015). Setting the Table: The Role of University Art Museums in Creating Communities of Awareness Around Eating Disorders. On Food and Health. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc.
Evans, L., Nardi, E., Angelini, C. (2014). Building a Bridge?: Understanding the Multicultural Impact of Islamic Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. Best Practices: A Tool to Improve Museum Education Internationally. Rome: Edizioni Nuova Cultura.
Evans, L., Constantino, T., White, B. (2013). Food for Thought: Idiom, Empathy, and Context in Lauren Greenfield's THIN. Aesthetics, Empathy, and Education. New York, NY: Lang Publishers.
Evans, L., Gold, M., Jandl, S. (2012). Setting the Table: The Role of University Art Museums in Creating Communities of Awareness Around Eating Disorders. A Handbook for Academic Museums: Exhibition and Education. Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc.
Book Review
Evans, L. Review: Famous Works of Art and How They Got That Way by John B. Nici. Studies in Art Education. 58(3), .
Instructor's Manual
Evans, L., McGrath, M. (2015). From the Rubble. Educational Resource Pack for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Evans, L., McGrath, M. (2015). Tracey Moffatt: Kaleidoscope. Educational Resource Pack for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Journal Article
Evans, L., Kraehe, A. (2019). That depends on how you define it: Reflections on inclusivity language as a flashpoint in docent development.. Viewfinder: Reflecting on Museum Education. (9), . National Art Education Association.
Evans, L., Blair, J. (2016). Listening to Self: An Appeal for Autoethnography in Art Museum Education. Viewfinder: Reflecting on Museum Education. 2, . National Art Education Association.
Evans, L. (2015). Making the Best of the Worst: How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Turned Its Loss Into Gain. Journal of Art Crime. 14, 39-46.
Evans, L. (2014). Struggling Artist: A Vignette. Visual Arts Research. 40(1), 35-36.
Evans, L. (2013). Body Language: A Feminist-Informed Analysis of Visitor's Narrative Responses to THIN. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum. 6(1), 121-130.
Evans, L. (2013). Trigger Finger: A Narrative Exploration of Women andTrophy Hunting in David Chancellor's Safari Club. Visual Culture and Gender. 8, 45-55.
Evans, L. (2011). Little Red Riding Hood Bites Back. Visual Arts Research. 37(2), 128-132.
Barrett, T., Chevers, I., Evans, L., Girardot, K., Kundu, R., Savage, S. (2009). A Conversation About Mentoring. Visual Arts Research. 35(2), 1-10.
Evans, L. (2002). Looking Past Disability: The Life and Work of Five Artists with Disabilities. Other. Ann Arbor: Michigan State University.
Popular Press Article
Evans, L. (2011). Eating Our Words: How Museum Visitors and a Sample of Women Narratively React to and Interpret Lauren Greenfield's THIN.
Position Paper
Evans, L., Palamara, A., Legari, S., Wiskera, E., Tulgan Ostheimer, R. (2020). Trauma-Aware Art Museum Education: Principles & Practice. Other. https://artmuseumteaching.com/2020/06/29/trauma-aware-art-museum-education-principles-practices/
Evans, L., Wiskera, E., Palamara, A., Legari, S. (2020). Trauma-Aware Art Museum Education: A Conversation. Other. https://artmuseumteaching.com/2020/05/04/trauma-aware-art-museum-education/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Evans, L., "HELPED TO CREATE FOR A UNT GRAD STUDENT: Onstead Institute/Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fellowship in Art Museum Education," University of North Texas, $8200 Funded. (2020 – Present).
Evans, L. (Other), "HELPED TO CREATE FOR A UNT GRAD STUDENT: Meadows Museum of Art/Onstead Institute Fellowship in Art Museum Education," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (2019 – Present).
Evans, L. (Other), "HELPED TO CREATE FOR A UNT GRAD STUDENT: Onstead Institute/Crow Collection Fellowship in Museum Education," University of North Texas, $8200 Funded. (20172019).
Grant - Research
Evans, L., "Scholarly and Creative Award," Sponsored by College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 2017August 2018).
Evans, L. (Principal), "Scholarly and Creative Award," Sponsored by College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (September 2015August 2016).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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