Professor Emeritus Douglas Marschalek taught Art in Decatur and Champaign IL, and art teacher preparation at Miami University (Ohio) and UW-Madison - retiredin 2007.
HIs professional interests initially involved research in cognition, curriculum development and aesthetics followed by Design Education where he developed courses and practice that integrated design learning into a wide variety of learning
environments including schools, museums, and community.
His career includes: Contributed to two DPI Art and Design Curriculum guides; organize or host WAEA Fall and Spring conferences and Visual Art Classic; Visioneer Design Challenge;
editor of Spectrum - WAEA journal; president WAEA. Researched basic cognitive processes, information processing and memory -applied to understanding how children through adults respond to art objects. Publications: Studies in Art Education; Visual Arts Research; Leonardo:
International Society for the Arts Sciences and Technology; and Journal of Educational Computing Research. Publications in Journal of Art Education (NAEA) included topics: object design
education; web-based learning environments; data-base for National Gallery of Art laser disks; and creation of learning environments through experience design.
Member: Creating a Visual Arts Research Agenda Toward the 21st Century. National Art Education Commission on Research in Art Education; Editorial board, Review of Research in Visual Arts Education; Co-Editor, Journal of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Research in Art Education; Reviewer, Studies in Art Education.
Papers presented at annual WAEA and NAEA conferences; design presentations Umea University (Sweden), Imperial College (London); Interactive Conference on the Social Impact of Information Technologies; Taichung Elementary School, Taiwan.
It has been a very rewarding career - meeting with and working with many teachers throughout the state; writing curriculum and conducting workshops on a wide variety of topics and issues; and to help coordinate many professional activities to share and enhance art education. After teaching 34 years, I have come to the conclusion that three things are essential to every adult as the result of their education: a) understand yourself and others; b) practice a sustainable life; and c) analyze and understand how systems interact within and among each other in order to solve complex real world problems. Art and Design are tools to investigate and communicate these life skills.
Dr. Martin Rayala was the state curriculum consultant for art, media and design education for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for 20 years from 1984 to 2004. He is a native of Wisconsin from Manitowish Waters and received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He taught art in Wisconsin Rapids and Racine, Wisconsin and earned his Ph.D. In Art Education with June King McFee at the University of Oregon.
After retiring from the state education agency he became an Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at the University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown with Dr. Marilyn Stewart. He wrote a monthly column for School Arts magazine. After retiring from University teaching, Dr. Rayala created an innovative high school in Delaware that received a $10 m XQ Super School Award from Laurene Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. He currently lives in Hollywood, California where he is Founder and Chief Academic Officer for Ensō Education Institute which holds online classes and upcoming educator events at places like Disney World in Orlando; the World Expo in Dubai; and the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. www.ensoeducation.org.
Sister Carla Huebner, SSND is a retired associate professor of Art at Mount Mary University. Her professional life has been two-pronged: art making and art education. Since the 1960´s she has exhibited art work at least once a year in various venues. Most exhibits have been juried shows. Since her retirement in 2008, most of her art production has been limited to gallery submissions.
Her teaching career was spent in elementary- 14 years, secondary- 12 years, and 25 years in college. As part of her Masters degree in Art Education, she prepared and published a Discipline Based Art Education art curriculum for the Archdiocesan schools in Milwaukee. Through a grant, she was able to research best practice within the state and in Tennessee on technology use in art classes, and add an integrated component to the curriculum. She followed up with technology workshops for teachers.
She has been a member of Wisconsin Art Education association for 22 years, having served as Private School Representative for 2 years and Membership Chair for 7 years. She has been an active participant in the annual conference, acting as exhibition chair for 4 years, doing conference planning, and conducting workshops. She co-presented ¨Technology Survey and its Implication for Teachers¨ at NAEA in New Orleans in 1997 and co-presented ¨Making Connections: A Curriculum Process¨ at the WAEA Spring Conference that same year.
Sister Huebner has received the Presidents Recognition Award in 2002 and the Outstanding Art Educator Award in Higher Education in 2003.