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Strauch-Nelson, Wendy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Philosophy  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2002
Telephone: (920) 424-7063
Office: Nursing Education 527


Areas of Expertise:

  • Child Development in Art
  • Art Curriculum Design
  • Status of Art Instruction in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program Schools

    Brief Bio:

    Dr. Wendy Strauch-Nelson, Assistant Professor, received  her BS , MS in Art Education, and Ph.D. in Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee. Her masters thesis was an inquiry into the drawings of Amish children from Wisconsin. Her dissertation, "The State of Art Programming in a Private School Choice Environment," considered the effects of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program on art instruction for participating children.

    Dr. Strauch-Nelson has published in Art Education and School Arts. Her artistic interests are in the areas of painting, ceramics, and book-making. Her work as been exhibited through Wisconsin.

    Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: Fall 2004
    Years of P-12 Experience: 10 years

    Classes Typically Taught:

    • Art Education Materials
    • Foundations of Art Education
    • Concepts and Creations for the Elementary Educator
    • The Teaching of Art (for Elementary Education majors)
    • Supervisor of Art Education Clinicians and Student Teachers


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