Dr. Marilyn Stewart retired in May 2017 as Professor of Art Education and Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs in Art Education at Kutztown University, where she taught courses in art education theory and practice and others such as “Visual Culture: Critical Practice,” “Women in the Arts,” and “Art Criticism,” and was the 2016 recipient of the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Stewart is senior author of Explorations in Art grades 1-6, and co-author, with Eldon Katter, of the Explorations in Art middle school series, co-author of Rethinking Curriculum in Art, author of Thinking Through Aesthetics, and Editor of the Art Education in Practice series, all published by Davis Publications. She is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, including her recent work as Director of The Dinner Party Curriculum Project and Coordinator of the Educator Guides Project for the PBS series, Craft in America. A member of the Writing Team for the National Visual Arts Standards and the Model Cornerstone Assessments, she has conducted over 200 extended institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 35 states. A Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, Marilyn was named by the NAEA as the 2011 National Art Educator of the Year.