Interim Director, School of the Arts
Professor, Art Education
PhD Art Education, The Ohio State University
MA Arts Policy & Administration, The Ohio State University
BFA Art Studio, Painting, University of Kentucky
BA Arts Administration, University of Kentucky
Kathleen Keys recently served as Chair of the Art Department from 2016-2018. She has taught in and coordinated the MA and BFA Art Education programs since 2005. Keys is currently serving in her eighth year of service with the Boise Art Museum as an active member of BAM’s Board of Trustees.
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.