College for Creative Studies I Art Education: Teach What You Love


Nancy Vanderboom Lausch

Chair of Art Education

PhD, Union Institute and University; MEd, Grand Valley; BFA, Cardinal Stritch University

Since obtaining her PhD Nancy Vanderboom Lausch has worked to combine her graphic design experience with the field of Art Education.

As an Advisor to DESIGN-ED, a national group organized to explore the application of design in the K-12 curriculum she continues to explore the nexus of art and design.

Nancy Vanderboom Lausch has worked as a professional graphic designer with Herman Miller, Inc, Directed a Kellogg Foundation Grant to improve the delivery system of art in the elementary schools of West Michigan, taught Art Education at Grand Valley State University, wrote grants for Ox-Bow, and most recently, Chairs the Art Education Department at College for Creative Studies.

Additionally, Lausch continues to work with the Michigan Department of Education to re-write the State Visual Arts Standards, review model design lesson plans for Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment (MAEIA) project, and review the current Elementary Certification requirements.

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions/projects:

Historic Walker's Point: A Guide for Children by Children