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Kathleen Keys

Professor, Art Education

kathleen keys

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 has taught in and coordinated the BFA Art Education program since 2005. Keys’ 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. And she is currently the Peace Corps Prep Faculty Fellow with Global Learning in the Center for Global Engagement.

In May 2021 Keys completed 10 years of service with the Boise Art Museum’s Board of Trustees, inclusive of two terms as President. She rejoined the Board of Trustees in May 2023. Keys served as Interim Director for the School of the Arts and Interim Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, 2018-2022, and as Department Chair of Art, Design and Visual Studies, 2016-2018.