Blandy receives prestigious Ziegfeld Award for art education research

Senior Vice Provost Doug Blandy
Senior Vice Provost Doug Blandy

The United States Society for Education Through Art has awarded UO Senior Vice Provost Doug Blandy its National Ziegfeld Award for his research in arts education.

The annual award honors one American and one international art educator who have made an outstanding and internationally recognized contribution to art education through exceptional records of scholarly writing, research, professional service or community service.

Blandy is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of art education’s most influential and respected scholars. His research highlights democratic approaches to education, particularly relating to issues of social justice and non-mainstream and underserved learners, while also focusing on broader issues related to cultural identity and material culture.

“Dr. Blandy’s work is both timely and provocative,” said Kerry Freedman, professor of art and design education at the Northern Illinois University. “His research demonstrates his concern for aspects of art education that scholars in the field have only recently begun to give serious attention to. Professor Blandy not only challenges tradition. He makes recommendations for the future, which serve as a foundation for theory and practice.”

Blandy is senior vice provost for academic affairs and a professor in the Arts and Administration program. He is past associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and director of the Arts and Administration Program. Blandy also is a member of the National Art Education Association Research Commission.