Nancy Vanderboom Lausch
Dr. Nancy Vanderboom Lausch has extensive experience in teaching and educational leadership. She taught art education in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Grand Valley State University for over 15 years before coming to CCS. Prior to teaching at Grand Valley, Lausch directed a $150,000 grant from the Kellogg Foundation to design and deliver K-5 art curriculum in West Michigan.
She is a practicing graphic designer and worked for Herman Miller Inc for 10 years prior to managing the educational grant. Lausch is in the process of compiling the oral history of art educators in the State of Michigan, which she will produce as an educational documentary when complete. She has an extensive record of professional presentations on topics relating to art and design and curriculum. Lausch believes that the chair of the department should be a practicing educator as well. She teaches DAE200 History and Philosophy of Education, the first course in our program and the DAE510 Directed Teaching Seminar, the last course in the sequence.
- Chair of Art Education