Hello! My name is Dr. Laticia Hequembourg. I currently live in Huntsville, Alabama, with my two daughters and my husband. I spent 2018-2020 of my art teaching career working for an arts progressive international school in Beijing, China teaching visual art studies and practices to multi-aged classrooms. The arts program was highly regarded and incorporated throughout many aspects of the school, including immersive bilingual education approaches in English and Mandarin Chinese. This experience allowed me to learn from a vast and diverse array of cultural approaches to education and artmaking. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to learn traditional Chinese landscape painting at the highly influential Yom Young Gallery in Beijing. I also spent much of my holiday time traveling throughout Asia and familiarizing myself with the culture and art first hand.
I received my Ph.D. in education from Auburn University and have worked closely with the implementation of creative curriculum design and innovative framework development. My doctoral coursework particularly highlighted arts-based qualitative research design with a concentration on exploring the creative process. My research is focused on further investigating the complex human phenomenon of creativity, creative theory, and aesthetic awareness.
I hold an M.Ed. in art education from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. My thesis work involved narrative research and the benefits to arts-inclusive classrooms. I also hold a bachelor’s degree n studio art with an art education certification from The State University of New York. My level two art educator’s license with an art endorsement from the Vermont State Department of Education and my practitioner teacher license from the Tennessee Department of Education are current.
I have taught part-time at the collegiate level as an adjunct professor in the fine art department at Alabama A&M University and Calhoun Community College in Huntsville, Alabama. I taught a combination of studio, lecture, and hybrid classes in art education, art appreciation, drawing, figure drawing, and illustration. I have worked extensively on arts education, community outreach, and student-centered organized art projects. The majority of my art teaching career has been in K-12 art teaching settings in various cultural and socio-economic surroundings. I consider art education to be my life’s work and great passion. I greatly look forward to teaching and learning from all of my students.
State University of New York at Potsdam Bachelor’s Degree (2005)
Saint Michael’s College Master’s Degree (2008)
Auburn University Doctorate Degree (2015)