About the Author

Christine Woywod Veettil

I remember seeing the Art of Education University booth at conferences and often looked to the website for clear and accessible content. About the time AOE became AOEU, it was also the right time for me to make a change. Making that change was one of the best decisions I ever made! Now, I am an elementary art teacher and an adjunct instructor for the Art of Education University. I enjoy both of these positions because they complement each other so well!

I am fascinated by interdisciplinary connections and contemporary artists who blur boundaries between disciplines. I am always enthusiastic about collaborating with other educators to design art-centered learning experiences for students.

Professional Accomplishments: 


PhD in Art Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2010)

MS in Art Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2004)

BSEd in Art Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2001)

BA in Art History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (2001)


Professional Educator License, Illinois

License Based on Reciprocity, Wisconsin

Intergroup Dialogue Training

Safe Space Training


Select publications from the Art of Education University Magazine

Woywod Veettil, C. (2021). Contemporary artists who inspire bravery. Art of Education University. https://theartofeducation.edu/2021/03/12/contemporary-artists-who-inspire-bravery/

Woywod Veettil, C. (2021). You might owe DBAE more than you think. Art of Education University. https://theartofeducation.edu/2021/03/03/you-might-owe-dbae-more-than-you-think/

Woywod Veettil, C. (2021). What makes action research special? Art of Education University. https://theartofeducation.edu/2021/02/19/what-makes-action-research-special/

Woywod Veettil, C. (2020). How to get your research published. Art of Education University.


Select Peer Reviewed Publications

Woywod Veettil, C. (2019). Radical Jewelry Makeover. Art Education. 72:3, 25-33. DOI: 10.1080/00043125.2019.1621627

Doerr-Stevens, C. & Woywod, C. (2018). Stepping onto fertile ground: Urban teachers’ preparation for interdisciplinary inquiry. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 13: 2, 164 – 180. DOI: 10.1080/1554480X.2018.1463851

Woywod, C. (2017). An Invitation: Multicultural Art and Visual Learning in Elementary Education. Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, 34, 85 – 98. http://www.jcrae.org/journal/index.php/jcrae/article/view/77

Woywod, C. & Deal, R. (March, 2016). Art that makes communities strong: Transformative partnerships with community artists in K-12 settings. Art Education, 69: 2, 43-51. DOI: 10.1080/00043125.2016.1141652

 Woywod, C. (July, 2016).  Nathaniel Stern: Performing images into existence. Art Education, 69: 4, 36-42. DOI: 10.1080/00043125.2016.1176495

Woywod, C. (2015). Fixed, fluid, and transient: Negotiating layers of art classroom material culture. Art Education, 68: 2, 22-27. DOI: 10.1080/00043125.2015.11519310

Trafi-Prats, L. & Woywod, C. (2013). We Love Our Public Schools: Art Teachers’ Life Histories in a Time of Loss, Accountability, and New Commonalities.  Studies in Art Education, 55: 1, 7-17. DOI: 10.1080/00393541.2013.11518913

Kay, L. & Woywod, C. (2011), ‘Objects of amplified context: An interview with artist-teacher Pepón Osorio’, Visual Inquiry Learning & Teaching Art ,1 : 1, pp. 21–32, DOI: 10.1386/vi.1.1.21_1 

Research Teams 

Former Primary Investigator, Advancing Reading and Math Through the Arts (ALMA)

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Arts Model Development and Dissemination grant program.


Former Member, Editorial Board,  Art Education 

AOEU Accomplishments

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Wisconsin Art Education Association, 2019

President’s Award, Wisconsin Art Education Association, 2014

Posts by Christine

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Media & Techniques

10 Fantastic Fiber Artists Your Students Will Love  

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Contemporary Artists Who Inspire Bravery

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Peer Observation 

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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You Might Owe DBAE More Than You Think

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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11 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
Books about Action Research
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What Makes Action Research Special? 

Art of Education Magazine & Media Article
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Rethinking Units With Trauma-Informed Teaching In Mind

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Professional Practice

How to Get Your Research Published

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