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About Wendy S. Miller

Dr. Wendy S. Miller is an Associate Professor, and the head of the undergraduate Art Education Department at the University of Northern Iowa. She teaches undergraduate and graduate art education courses and her research focuses on arts-based service learning and more recently art and ecology . Miller has created banners and zines with children in response to the Declaration of Human Rights, installed Little Free Libraries through urban communities to advocate for literacy, and created an interactive art exhibit to educate the community on teen homelessness. Miller is a three-time graduate of the University of Iowa, receiving her BFA in Painting, her MA (Art Education), and her Ph.D (Art Education).


Present Associate Professor, Art Education, University of Northern Iowa Department of Art

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • ITEC Technology Leadership Award, October 2015
  • The Courier’s Class of 2014 20 under 40 Award, November, 2014
  • Art Educators of Iowa Outstanding Higher Art Educator of the Year Award, October 2014
  • Apple Polisher Teaching Award, September 2010


  • ARTED 2500 Foundations in Art Education
  • ARTED 2600 Methods in Elementary Art Education
  • ARTED 3505 Issues and Theories in Art Education
  • ARTED 4500 Methods in Secondary Art Education
  • WGS 3195 Independent Study / Internship (BFA major and Women and Gender Studies minor)
  • ARTED 6259 Arts-based Research
  • ARTED 6500 Seminar in Teaching Art

Contact Information

Wendy Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art Education
University of Northern Iowa
Kamerick Art Building 204
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0362

Office: KAB 204
Phone: (319) 273-2833


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