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Makemson Defends Dissertation, Earns Doctorate

Dr. Justin Makemson, assistant professor and art education program coordinator in the Department of Art,  completed his dissertation defense on Aug. 19. His dissertation research was titled “Seven Portraits of Artistic Self: A Qualitative Examination of Self in the Reflexive Narratives and Artwork Portfolios of Postsecondary Art Students,” and explored the implications of selective artistic self-identification for appropriate practices and art education pedagogy.

Makemson holds a B.A. in fine art from William Jewell College, an M.S. in art education from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in currirulum and instruction art education from Indiana University.