Professor, Art Education
PhD Art Education, The Ohio State University / 2003
MA Arts Policy & Administration, The Ohio State University /1998
BFA Art Studio, Painting, University of Kentucky /1992
BA Arts Administration, University of Kentucky /1992
Kathleen Keys is Chair of the Art Department, and Professor of Art Education. She has taught in and coordinated the MA and BFA Art Education programs since 2005. Keys is currently serving as Past President of the Boise Art Museum Board of Trustees in her sixth year of service with BAM.
Keys’ current research is directing and implementing the collaborative development of the James Castle Curriculum Project working with several educators, artists and arts organization partners from across Idaho.
Prior published research has appeared in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Studies in Art Education, Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and in several NAEA anthologies.
Keys taught abroad with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Program at the Universidad Naçional Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile in 2010. In 2008 Keys received the Idaho Art Education Association’s Idaho Art Educator of the Year award.