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R. Barry Shauck is assistant professor and head of art education at Boston University, and current NAEA president-elect. He began his teaching career in Baltimore County, Maryland, and served as art department chairman at the middle and high school levels. He served as director of the Young People's Studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and as art supervisor for the Howard County Public School System in Maryland. Barry served the Maryland Art Education Association in numerous capacities including president, and the NAEA as division director for supervision and administration, and convention coordinator for the 2005 national conference in Boston.
Currently he is co-chair of the Massachusetts Art Education Advisory Council, a group sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. During the summer he serves as adjunct professor at the Hurwitz Center for Art Education at Maryland Institute College of Art in the master of arts in art education (research) program. He has received awards and recognition from state and national art education associations, including the NAEA's Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award in 2004.
Barry collaborated on a series of articles called "Teacher as Artist, Artist as Teacher" that appeared in SchoolArts magazine. His chapter "Developing a Culture for Arts Leadership" was published in NAEA's administration and supervision monograph, The Changing Roles of Arts Leadership (2005).
Barry is a doctoral candidate at the School of Education, Boston University, in the Department of Administration, Training, and Policy Studies with a concentration in human resource education. He holds a master's degree in art education with a concentration in printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a bachelor's degree in art education and minor in philosophy with a concentration in ceramics from Frostburg State College (Frostburg, Maryland).