Liz Kowalchuk

Liz Kowalchuk

Associate Dean for the School of the Arts
785-864-3661
Strong Hall, Room 200

Liz Kowalchuk, Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, currently serves as the Associate Dean of the School of the Arts, heading one of the five major divisions of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her teaching duties focus on helping future art educators translate their art and pedagogical knowledge into successful, engaging, and creative curricula and teaching strategies. With degrees in drawing and painting (BFA, University of Georgia), painting (MFA, University of Illinois), and art education (PhD, Ohio State University),Kowalchuk’s research interests center on how the arts and artists function in communities, create a sense of place, and contribute to civic engagement.

Kowalchuk has served as Lawrence Arts Commissioner and on the boards of the Kansas Art Education Association and the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education. She is active in campus affairs, serving on the Public Art on Campus, the KU Sign Committee, and as co-chair of the KU Sesquicentennial Committee which is planning events and celebrations for 2015-16. In 2009, she was named Kansas Art Educator of the Year for Higher Education by the Kansas Art Education Association.

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