Mary Ann Stankiewicz is internationally recognized for her scholarship in art education history. She is currently Professor-in-Charge of the Art Education Program at Pennsylvania State University.
Her book, Roots of Art Education Practice, a history of art education for K-12 art teachers, was published in spring 2001. Her research on art education history and policy has been published in major professional journals, including Arts Education Policy Review, The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and the International Journal of Art and Design Education. Her work has been included in many books, among them The Early Years of Art History in the United States; Histories of Art and Design Education: Cole to Coldstream; Art in a Democracy; Women, Art, and Education; In Their Own Words: The Development of Doctoral Study in Art Education; Contemporary Issues in Art Education; and Women Art Educators V. She co-authored the chapter on nineteenth-century art education for the Handbook of Research and Policy in Art Education (2004) and has written the first essay on international history of visual arts education, “Capitalizing Art Education: Mapping International Histories,” an invited chapter in a multi-volume handbook on international arts education (Bresler, 2007). With Enid Zimmerman of Indiana University, she co-edited Women Art Educators I and II. Framing the Past: Essays on Art Education, an international collection of papers on the history of art education in Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, which she co-edited with Don Soucy of the University of New Brunswick, was published by the National Art Education Association. She has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and the Oregon Center for the Humanities at the University of Oregon, among other organizations. She was editor of Art Education (1996-1998).
Dr. Stankiewicz coordinated art education programs at the University of Maine and California State University at Long Beach. She was an independent scholar and consultant, served as assistant vice president for academic affairs at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and spent over two years as a program officer with the Getty Center for Education in the Arts in Santa Monica, California. A past-president of NAEA’s Women’s Caucus, Dr. Stankiewicz has presented many papers and workshops at local, state, national, and international conferences. In 2003, she received the June King McFee Award from the NAEA Women’s Caucus. Dr. Stankiewicz served on the Board of Directors for the National Art Education Association for six years and was NAEA President 2003-05. She currently serves on the Board of the National Art Education Foundation as well as on the National Education Advisory Council for Art:21 which produces videos and digital and print educational materials on contemporary art. Dr. Stankiewicz is currently working on a book on the history of Massachusetts College of Art + Design.