NAEA Research Commission - Data Visualization Working Group


The Data Visualization Working Group examines the viability of data visualization and mapping strategies to communicate information in multiple ways to a range of constituents. Members of the group take up such issues as: visual possibilities/outcomes for the logic of quantitative methods and the exploratory capacity of qualitative inquiry; identifying the utility of data mapping as a descriptive method for demographic research and the potential of visualization as an interpretive means for identifying research questions and directions for inquiry; and exploring the feasibility of data visualization as an approach to professional development that puts the means of compiling information and communicating evidence in the hands of practitioners.

For additional information on the Data Visualization Working Group, contact Yichien Cooper, Chair, at

Vist the DVWG Facebook page.


Click here to access DVWG projects, tools, and resources from the April 9, 2020 NAEA Need to Know Webcast.


  • Lauren Stetz

    Chair, Data Visualization Working Group

    Ph.D. Candidate in Art Education, Pennsylvania State University

  • Joy Bertling, PhD

    Chair-Elect, Data Visualization Working Group

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, University of Tennessee

  • Yichien Cooper, PhD

    Past Chair, Data Visualization Working Group (Think Tank Member)

    Washington State University Tri-Cities, Teaching and Learning

  • Karen Keifer-Boyd, PhD

    (Think Tank Member)

    Professor of Art Education & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,The Pennsylvania State University

  • Enid Zimmerman, PhD

    (Think Tank Member)

    Professor Emerita of Art Education and Gifted and High Ability Education, Indiana University

  • Dr. Renee Sandell

    (Think Tank Member)

    Program Director/Founder/Artist/Educator

  • Richard Siegesmund, PhD

    (Think Tank Member)

    Professor Art+Design Education, School of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University

  • Bob Sweeny, PhD

    (Think Tank Member)

    Professor, Art Education, Program Coordinator, Art Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • Yu-Hsiang Chen, PhD

    (Think Tank Member)

    Teacher of Fine Arts, Taipei Municipal Datong High School

  • Juan Carlos Castro, PhD

    Past Chair (2020-2022)

    Associate Professor, Undergraduate Programs Advisor, Department of Art Education, Faculty of Fine Arts

    Concordia University, Quebec, Canada

  • Sheri R. Klein, PhD, MFA

    (Think Tank Member)


  • Chris Grodoski, PhD

    (Think Tank Member)

    Middle Level Art Educator, Franklin Middle School, Wheaton, Illinois

  • Elzbieta Kazmierczak

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Justin P. Sutters, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Art Education, Director, Master of Arts in Education (MAT)

    George Mason University

  • Pamelia D. Valentine M.I.T.

    NBCT, EAYA Visual Arts, WAEA Co-President

  • Amber Ward

    Assistant Professor, Art Education

    California State University

  • Libba Willcox

    Associate Instructor

    Indiana University - Bloomington

  • Lihua Xu, PhD

    College of Education and Human Performance

    University of Central Florida

  • Ilayda Altuntas

    PhD Candidate, Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Arts, Art Education, Pennsylvania State University

  • Cheri Eileen Ehrlich

    Assistant Professor of Art Education, Art Education Coordinator, Southern Connecticut State University

  • Ann Holt, PhD

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute, Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University

  • Yen-Ju Lin, PhD

    Museum Art Educator, Instructional Technologist, Researcher, and Graphic Designer

  • Adetty Pérez de Miles, PhD

    Associate Professor, Department of Art Education: Visual Art Studies, University of North Texas

  • Li-Yan Wang, PhD

    Associate Professor of the Department of Art, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

  • Yu-Chih Wu

    Art Educator, Tomato Art School, China

  • Wanda Knight, PhD

    Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Penn State Harrisburg; Professor of Art Education, African American Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & Bioethics, Penn State University Park

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