AAEP announces 2018 Barkan & Marantz award recipients

March 1, 2018
Table decorations from the 2017 Barkan & Marantz ceremony.

Save the date for the AAEP Barkan Award & Marantz Award combined celebration on April 6 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Barnett Collaboratory on the first floor of Sullivant Hall. This event is open to graduate students, alumni, and faculty of the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy.

The Manuel Barkan Fellowship was established in 1995 in the name of the first chair of the department by his wife, Toby Barkan Willits. This competitive award supports the academic and living expenses of a doctoral candidate in Art Education who is completing his/her dissertation. This year, AAEP announced that PhD candidate Kelsi Stoltenow is to receive this prestigious award.

Kelsi Stoltenow is a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University. Her areas of expertise are the philosophy and science of human beauty, social media, and college teaching and learning. In 2017 she was awarded Ohio State’s Graduate Associate Teaching Award. Before returning to graduate school Kelsi was a newspaper reporter and editor, having graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

She will present her doctoral dissertation research: YouTube beauty vlogs: How social media blurs social boundaries. [pdf]

The Marantz Distinguished Alumni Lecture Fund was established in 1999 with gifts from Harold and Kenneth Marantz to honor a distinguished alum of the program. Each year, graduate students in the department select the winner. This year's recipient is Dr. Amanda Alexander, PhD 2010.

Dr. Amanda Alexander is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington, and she is the Area Coordinator for the department's Art Education program. She completed her PhD in Art Education and a focus in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at the Ohio State University in 2010. She also holds an MA in Arts Policy and Administration from OSU, and a BS in Business from Indiana University-Bloomington. Alexander has several years' experience in marketing; completed a term with the Peace Corps; worked for both the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission; and lived, worked, and researched in Peru with Native artists. Alexander's research explores (inter)national and local community-based arts research and learning, sustainable social and culture development, and social justice.

Dr. Alexander will deliver a lecture titled: Artopia: Creative healing with veterans. [pdf]