Doug Boughton, Director
Ph.D., Univ. of Alberta-Edmonton
Director, School of Art
Professor, Assessment, Curriculum, International Issues in Art Education
Office: Room 215A
Phone: (815) 753-7850
Dr. Boughton’s research interests include assessment of student learning in art, portfolio assessment, and art curriculum policy. He has served in significant international leadership roles as World President of InSEA (International Society for Education through Art), Chief Examiner Visual Arts for the International Baccalaureate Organization, Foundation Director of the National Art Education Research Council of the Australian Institute of Art Education, and Consulting Professor in Art Education to the Institute of Education in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education (USA), is a Distinguished Fellow of the NAEA (National Art Education Association), an honorary life member of the Australian Institute of Art Education (now Art Education Australia) and the South Australian Visual Arts Education Association. In 1997 he won the Studies in Art Education Invited Lecture Award for consistent contributions through published literature to the direction and scope of the profession, and in 2006 won the USSEA Edwin Ziegfeld Award for his outstanding contribution to international art education.
Dr. Boughton has published in excess of eighty articles and book chapters, a monograph, and three co-edited books on the topics of art education curriculum policy, assessment, and multiculturalism (including articles published in Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, and Slovenian languages). He has given keynote addresses and invited lectures in many cities throughout the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the USA. He has been the recipient of several research grants, and has worked as consultant for research projects in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Most recently he has worked as co-researcher on an NEA grant investigating assessment of student learning in art partnership contexts.
Dr. Boughton has wide art teaching experience at elementary, secondary, college, and university levels in Australia, Canada, and the United States. He has served many years as an art department chair and head of the school of art and design education at Salisbury College of Advanced Education, and the University of South Australia.