Laticia Hequembourg, Ph.D.

Adjunct Instructor

Hello! My name is Dr. Laticia Hequembourg. I currently live in South Bend, Indiana with my two daughters and my husband. I am currently visiting faculty of art education and educational foundations at the University of Indiana. I have greatly enjoyed my role as adjunct faculty with AOEU for the last few years. I spent the 2018-2020 of my art teaching career working for an arts progressive international school in Beijing, China. I taught 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 approaches to education in both English and Mandarin Chinese. This experience afforded me the opportunity to learn from a vast and diverse array of cultural approaches to both education and art making.

I received my Ph.D. in education from Auburn University. I 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 and writing about 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 of arts-inclusive classrooms. I also hold a B.A. in studio art with an art education certification from The State University of New York.

I have also taught part-time at the collegiate level as an adjunct professor in the fine arts department at both Alabama A&M University and Calhoun Community College, in Huntsville Alabama. I taught a combination of studio, lecture, and hybrid classes in the areas of 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 socioeconomic 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.

Professional Achievements:

State University of New York at Potsdam Bachelor’s Degree (2005)

Saint Michael’s College Master’s Degree (2008)

Auburn University Doctorate Degree (2015)