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As of Summer 2020, Dr. Daniel A. Serig has been promoted to Vice President and will serve as Interim Provost. Previously, Dr. Serig served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design where he has also served as Chair and Associate Professor of Art Education. His research interests include curriculum design, assessment, metaphor, material culture, and artistic research. Since 2002, Dr. Serig has been part of dozens of arts programming evaluations throughout the U.S. Clients include the National Endowment for the Arts’ Education Leaders Institutes, Cleveland Public Schools (Gund Foundation), Utah Arts Council, National Dance Institute, Indianapolis Symphony, and ArtsConnection in New York City. Published works are in several peer reviewed art and design education journals. He served as the Research Review section editor of Teaching Artist Journal for three years and is a current editorial board member of Teaching Art for Life journal, and Visual Inquiry: Teaching and Learning in Art. Dr. Serig continues to present nationally and internationally.
Dr. Serig earned his BFA in Graphic Communications from Washington University in St. Louis; he received his doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2005. He has also taught Pre-K – adults visual arts in public and private schools in the U.S. and China. In Shanghai, he was a founding faculty member of Concordia International School where he designed the pre-K through 12 art curriculum. At MassArt he helped create a Master of Arts in Teaching program and fostered the development of a Master in Design Innovation Leadership program. For four summers, Dr. Serig took a group of teaching artists to Ecuador to experience the cultural diversity and biodiversity through a hybrid studio and pedagogical course.
Dr. Serig builds relationships around the world through art and design. Presently, Dr. Serig is partnering with various institutions in India in the fields of design. He also helped formalize a relationship with Beijing Royal School. Previous experiences teaching and presenting in Ecuador and China also created long-lasting collaborations that continue to impact artists, designers, and educators.