Cheryl M. Hamilton
Campus Address: Bishop Hall 111
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Associate professor: constructivism, community connections/community-based curriculum, urban education, visual literacy/communication, interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary connections/curriculum, art materials and processes as content, teacher as researcher/qualitative/action research.
Dr. Cheryl M. Hamilton’s teaching and professional experience include 21 years in higher education, 13 years with Binney & Smith Inc, where she served as Director of the Crayola DreamMakers program, and five years as an art teacher/consultant in Elgin, Ill. She holds a BFA in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban and Art Education. She has presented at art education and visual communication conferences regionally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Hamilton is one of the co-authors of Creating Meaning Through Art: Teacher as Choice Maker. Her scholarly and creative research focuses on the concepts of metaphor and transformation, and her use of various qualitative research methods highlights curricular and community concerns.