Dr. Craig Roland

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Associate Professor
Art Education Area Coordinator & Graduate Advisor
Ed D Illinois State University

Before coming to the University of Florida in 1988, Dr. Craig Roland taught Art Education classes at Eastern Illinois University and Purdue University. He has also taught art at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, including five years at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico.

Roland’s research activities involve exploring ways of using the Internet and digital media to support, enhance and even transform art education practices. He authored a textbook on this subject titled The Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet in 2005, which is available through Davis Publications.  From 2006 to 2010, he wrote a monthly column focusing on technology use in the art classroom for SchoolArts Magazine. You can follow his blog at http://artjunction.org/blog.

Some of Roland’s other publications include “Preparing Art Teachers to Teach in a New Digital Landscape” in the January 2010 issue of Art Education journal., a chapter titled “Distance Learning and Art Education” in the National Art Education Association publication New Technologies in Art Education (1997), and a chapter titled “Using Journals to Promote Thinking in Preservice Art Teachers” in the NAEA publication Anthology on Preservice Art Teacher Education (1995).

Roland has also been a reviewer for Art Education journal and a frequent presenter at NAEA national conferences. In 2007, he received a Scholarship of Engagement Aware for the UF College of Education for his many contributions to the field of art education at the local, state and national levels. In 2004, he was selected at the UF College of Fine Arts’ Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Craig Roland’s research activities involve exploring the use of Internet and digital media to support, enhance and even transform art education practices. Included among his publishing credits is a textbook he authored on this subject in 2005 titled The Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet.

Publishing Credits

The Art Teacher’s Guide to the Internet – Textbook (2005)

“New Directions for the 21st Century,” chapter in Art Works for Elementary Teachers by Don and Barbara Herberholz (2001)

“Distance Learning and Art Education,” In D. Gregory (Ed.), New Technologies in Art Education, Reston: VA: National Art Education Association. (1997)

“Using Journals to Promote Thinking in Preservice Art Teachers,” In L. Galbraith (Ed.) Preservice Art Education: Issues and Practices, Reston: VA: National Art Education Association  (1995)

“Improving Student Thinking Through Elementary Art Instruction,” In A. Johnson (Ed.) Art Education: Elementary, Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. (1992)

“ArtEd Online,” SchoolArts Magazine, Worchester, MA: Davis Publications 2005-2007 (9 monthly issues).

“The Community Maps Project,” Trends, Journal of the Texas Art Education Association, Spring 2000, 24-25.

“A Rationale for Integrating New Technology into School Arts Programs,” Florida Technology in Education Quarterly, Summer 1993, 5 (4), 14-27.

Co-author. “An Interview with Jerry Uelsmann: Master Photographer and Teacher,” Art Education, May 1993, 46 (3), 56-61.

“Creativity and Art Education: A New Look at an Old Relationship,” NAEA Advisory, Fall 1991, Reston: VA: National Art Education Association.

“Our Love Affair with New Technology: Is the Honeymoon Over?” Art Education, May 1990, 43 (3), 54-60. (Reprinted in Dutch Art Education Journal, January 1991, 3-7).

“Microcomputers in the Art Curriculum: A Unique Artistic Medium,” Florida Educational Computing Quarterly, Spring 1990, 2 (3), 21-29.

“Art: Thinking in Action,” Viewpoints: Dialogue in Art Education, Illinois State University, Spring 1987, 2-9.

Co-author. “Designing, Drawing and Thinking,” School Arts, May 1987. 18-19.

“Using Microcomputers in the Art Curriculum,” Art Education, January 1985, 39 (1), 48-51.

Co-author. “Artists, Educators and Microcomputers: An Annotated Bibliography of Software and Publications,” Art Education, July 1983, 36 (4), 22-27.

Co-author. “Around the World on a Rainbow,” School Arts, March 1982, 28-29.

Co-author. “Super-Size Self Portraits,” School Arts, October 1980, 50.


SchoolArts Magazine, October 2006, Special Issue on Technology in Art Education, guest edited with Karen Kiefer-Boyd. “Becoming an Art Teacher,” FORUM, Anthology of the Florida Art Education Association, Contributing Editor. June 1997.

“Technology in Arts Education: A Florida Perspective.” Florida Technology in Education Quarterly. Contributing Co-Editor. Summer 1994, 6(4).

“Technology and Arts Education,” Contributing Co-Editor, A Publication for the Arts in Complete Education Project. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Education, 231 pages. January 1994.

“Directions: Microcomputers in Illinois Art Programs,” Illinois Art Education Association Yearbook, 1986. Co-editor.

Book and Media Reviews

“Web Review Column,” monthly feature in SchoolArts Magazine, Worchester, MA: Davis Publications 2000-2004.

“Sculpture and Photography: Envisioning the Third Dimension,” Book Review, NAEA News, December 1999.

“Selling Graphic Design,” Book Review, NAEA News, December 1999.

“Learning to See Creatively,” CD-ROM Review, NAEA News, December 1998.

“Celebrating Inuit Art 1948-1970” edited by Maria von Finckernstein, 1999; Exploring Latin American Art – A Teacher’s Resource Slide Package, 1999; Picture This – How Pictures Work by Molly Bang, 2000; Is It Art? Video. 2000. NAEA News December 2000.

“The Child and the Machine” by Alison Armstrong. NAEA News, October 2000.

“Picasso: The Man and His Work” (Part 1 and 2), Film/Video by Edward Quinn; 20th-Century Art: A Resource for Educators by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. NAEA News April 2000.

“Image Buyers’ Guide – An International Directory of Sources for Sides and Digital Images for Art and Architecture” by Sandra Walker and Donald Beetham. (1999) NAEA News 42 (1), February 2000. 14.

“The Software Shopper,” Software Reviews, in School Arts, December 1987, 41; September 1988, 9; January 1989, 48; April 1989, 61; October 1989, 51; December 1989, 43-44.

“Using Computers to Create Art,” by Stephen Wilson, in Studies in Art Education, Spring 1987, 28(3), 183-185.

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