Mousumi De

Assistant Professor
School of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

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Education

Ph.D.

Contact

North University Hall
NUH-130
P: (909)748-8091
E: mousumi_de@redlands.edu

Background

Mousumi De has a background in using visual arts, media and new media technologies, including Makerspaces, for multicultural and peace education, social justice education, conflict transformation, education for global citizenship and sustainable development, STEM education, social and emotional learning, and social development of minority, marginalized and indigenous communities. De also focuses on technology integration in art education and art-based teaching, learning and assessment. De has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University, Bloomington, with a major in Art Education and minor in Educational Psychology. De received the 2019 Dissertation Award for Outstanding National Recognition in Art Education, from the United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA) and honored as an Emerging Scholar in 2016 by the International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).

Prior to her current appointment, De was Assistant Professor of Art Education in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, Adjunct Lecturer of Art Education at California State University Long Beach, and Associate Instructor in the School of Education at Indiana University. De has also worked as Educational Technology Specialist, Online Learning Support Assistant and Researcher on various educational and social development projects in US, UK and India. De has over ten years teaching experience in higher education including online and hybrid courses to education and non-education majors. She has worked with children and youth from minority communities in the UK, inner-city, internally displaced, migrant and urban communities in India, and rural, low-socioeconomic, refugee, special needs and minority communities in US.

De’s commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion reflects in her teaching, research and service. She is especially interested in promoting use of technology in education among women and girls.

 

Courses Taught at UoR

MALT 601/ EDUG 401 - Foundations of Learning
MALT 602/ EDUG 402/ EDUC 502 - Single Subject Methods I - Critical Pedagogy and Instructional Design
MALT 607/ EDUG 407/ EDUC 507 - Multiple Subjects Methods III - Multicultural Social Studies
EDUC 646 - Diversity and Inclusion

Areas of Expertise & Academic Interests

Art Education

New media Technology integration in Art education

Peace, Social Justice, Multicultural and Global Citizenship Education through Art

Education for Sustainable Development through Art

Social and Emotional Learning through Art

STEM Education through Art

Online Art Instruction Art-based Teaching and Learning

Visual Methodologies in Qualitative Research

Research & Professional Highlights

De’s research and practice addresses the use of visual arts, media and new media technologies, including Makerspaces for multicultural and peace education, social justice education, conflict transformation, education for global citizenship and sustainable development, STEM education, and social development of minority, marginalized and indigenous communities. In addition, her work includes technology integration in art education, online art instruction, art-based teaching, learning and assessment, scholarship of teaching & learning (SoTL), and visual methodologies in qualitative research. Her recent research focuses on visual art’s contribution to development of cognitive, social, and emotional skills, social and emotional learning, especially promoting empathy, conflict resolution and social problem-solving skills and supporting bullying prevention programs. She is also interested in promoting use of technology in education and art making among teachers, especially women. Previously, De has researched the application of virtual learning environments and e-learning tools among undergraduate English language, and postgraduate art and design students at Coventry University. For their International Office, she developed a handbook of European education systems and European qualifications comparable to UK qualifications, at ISCED 0-6 levels. For her practice-based masters research, De has explored the aesthetics and affordances of new media art, especially interactive documentaries, in presenting complex issues of war and conflict and its use as a peace building tool, supporting peace media, healing trauma and promoting peace and reconciliation. She has explored the use of art, visual culture and digital media in expression of political dissent and peace demonstrations in UK and India. In addition, she has documented and researched declining indigenous arts and community-based collaborative art practices in India and US. Her research and projects have been published as book chapters and journal articles, presented in peer-reviewed national and international conferences, invited lectures, and developed into workshops and graduate and undergraduate courses.

De has over ten years teaching experience in higher education including online and hybrid instruction to education and non-education majors. Subject areas taught (and developed) include, among others, art education theory and methods courses, including new media technologies and Makerspace in art education, peace and social justice through arts, foundations of learning, and diversity and inclusion in education. De has designed and implemented a variety of art, digital media, play and project-based educational projects with schools, non-governmental, non-profit and community organizations in US, UK and India. She has worked with children and youth from minority communities in the UK, inner-city, internally displaced, migrant and urban communities in India, and rural, low-socioeconomic, refugee, special needs and minority communities in US.

De has participated in research projects with the International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE), International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), The Hexagon Project, US, and GramNet, India, among others. De has served as Communication Officer for International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Newsletter Editor for InSEA and continues to serve as editorial board member and reviewer for InSEA’s IMAG visual journal and the International Journal for Education through Art (IJETA). De’s artistic practice includes mixed media, digital media, photography, graphic and digital art that address sociopolitical, social justice, peace and conflict issues. She also creates traditional Indian artforms and motif designs. Her works have been exhibited in UK and Japan.

Prior to joining academia, De worked in the clothing industry for eight years in quality assurance, production planning and control, sourcing and merchandising. She was adjunct lecturer at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi for a year, and freelanced in ethnic women’s wear, visual merchandising and motif designing.

Degrees & Licensures

Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Indiana University, Bloomington

M.Phil., Media Studies, Coventry University, Coventry, UK

M.A., Design and Digital Media, Coventry University, Coventry, UK

B.A., English, Economics, History & Hindi, Delhi University, India

Certificate, Fashion Design & Clothing Technology, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India

Publications

De, M. (2019). [Review of the book Make Arts for a Better Life: A Guide for Working with Communities by B. Schrag and K. J. Van Buren]. Asia Pacific Media Educator. 29 (2), December 2019

De, M. (2018). Empowering underserved young British Muslim girls to initiate a dialogue about peace using Freire's critical pedagogy and reflective arts practice. Contribution to Chapter 8: Community of Intersectionality (p. 147) and Ancillary (pp. 123-130) in Richards, A. & Willis, S. “Global Consciousness through the Arts: A Passport for Students and Teachers”. Des Moines, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishers.

De, M. (2016). Empowering tribal communities towards sustainable food security: A case-study of the Purumunda Community Media Lab in India. In H. Devere, K. Te Maihāroa & J. Synott (Eds.), Peace-building and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Experiences and Strategies for the 21st Century. Springer Press, pp. 105-115.

De, M. (2015). Educating for peace through visual arts: Challenges and considerations. In S. Schonmann (Eds.), International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 3/2015. Waxmann Verlag, pp. 185-190.

De, M. (2014). Rethinking UNESCO’s commitment to education for peace and international understanding through art: From the Bristol seminar to the Seoul agenda. In L. Farrell, S. Schonmann, & E. Wagner (Eds.), International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 2/2014. Waxmann Verlag, pp. 172-182.

Altman, R., & De, M. (2010). Expanding possibilities for underserved and marginalized youth using Freire’s critical pedagogy of active and reflective arts practice: Three case studies from Bronx (USA), Coventry (UK) and New Delhi (India). UNESCO Observatory Multidisciplinary Research in the Arts: e-Journal. Australia: University of Melbourne, Vol1 Issue 5. (Joint first authorship)

De, M. (2010). Public art as a resource for art education: A case study of Durga Puja Installations in the city of Kolkata in India, IMAGINAR nº 52 Revista da Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual, Janeiro de 2010, pp.14-39.

De, M., Hunter, A., & Woodcock, A. (2008) Fostering community cohesion through visual arts: An art for peace project by young British Muslim girls. In T. Eca, & R. Mason, (Eds.), International Dialogues about Visual Culture, Education and Art, Intellect, pp. 231-242.

Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations (Selected)

De, M. (2019). Experimenting with mixed-methods research design in art education: A case study. 36th World Congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), Vancouver, Canada, Jul 9-13.

De, M., and Wagner, E. (2019). Education for Sustainable Development and Art Education in the 21st century: Challenges and opportunities for Makerspaces. 36th World Congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), Vancouver, Canada, Jul 9-13.

Bharaj, P., De, M., & Burkhauser, B. (2019). Boundary crossing as a metaphor for understanding learning and identity development in- and through art: Three case studies. 36th World Congress, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA), Vancouver, Canada, Jul 9-13.

De, M. (2019). The value of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in art education inquiry: A case study. 4th Annual Art Education Research Institute (AERI) Symposium, New York, NY. Sept. 19-21.

De, M. (2019). Teaching complexities of peace and conflict through visual arts: Affordances and challenges, American Education Research Association (AERA), Toronto, Canada, Apr 5-9.

De, M. (2019). Impact of an art intervention with adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: Implications for pre-service teachers, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Boston, MA, Mar 14-16.

De, M. (2019). Panel presentation with Richard, A., Benzer, F., Jalil, R., Shin, R., and Willis, S. Global Consciousness through the Arts: A Passport for Students and Teachers. National Art Education Association (NAEA), Boston, MA, Mar 14-16.

De, M. & Burkhauser, B. (2019). Helping young children create prosocial narratives and a cooperative school climate through collaborative art projects, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Boston, MA, Mar 14-16.

De, M., Howard, A., Jordan, M. (2019) Barriers and enablers of technology integration in art education among preservice art teachers from minority and rural communities, National Art Education Association (NAEA), Boston, MA, Mar 14-16.

Zheng, W. & De, M. (2019) Enabling nonverbal adolescents with autism to communicate through collaborative art: A case study, 3rd Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE), Las Vegas Feb 25-26.

De, M., Bostelman, K & Coolman, B. (2019). Examining peace and school safety through art. Ohio Art Education Association (OAEA) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. Nov. 14-15.

De, M. & Ma, Y. (2018). Addressing the challenge of bullying in schools through a collaborative art initiative at a whole-school level. International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Asia Regional Congress & 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium, The Education University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Dec 8-10.

De, M. (2018). Increasing socialization opportunities among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a collaborative art intervention. Third Annual Art Education Research Institute (AERI) Symposium. Naperville, IL. Sept. 13-15.

De, M., Burkhauser, B & Cruise, M. (2018). Promoting an inclusive society through a process-based community art initiative. United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA) /InSEA Regional Conference, Wichita, KS. Jul 27-29

Manifold, M., Helmick, L. & De, M. (2018). The Online Studio: A Flexible Teaching/Learning Environment. National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention, Seattle, WA, Mar 22-24.

De, M., Aune, A., Burkhauser. B, & Ma, Y. (2018). Ameliorating differences and promoting interdependence and peace among students in schools. National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention, Seattle, WA, Mar 22-24.

Burkhauser, B. & De, M. (2018). American and Nepalese Children’s Drawings in Response to a Natural Disaster. Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Annual Conference, Harrisburg, PA. Oct. 5-7.

Professional Affiliations, Societies & Memberships

International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)

American Education Research Association (AERA)

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE)

Awards

Awards and Honors

Dissertation Award for Outstanding National Recognition in Art Education, United States Society for Education through Art (USSEA) (2019)

Nominated, Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award, School of Education, Indiana University (2019)

Nominated, Dissertation Award, International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) (2019)

Nominated, Eisner Doctoral Research Award in Art Education, National Art Education Association (NAEA) (2019)

Emerging Scholars Fund Award, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) (2016)

Best Student Presentation Award, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) (2016)

Finalist, John H. Edwards Fellowship, Indiana University, (2016, 2014)

Mildred R. Lowell Teaching Scholarship Award, Art Education, School of Education, Indiana University (2015, 2012, 2011)

Overseas Research Students Award Scheme (ORSAS), Coventry University, UK (2004-2008)

Most Creative Ambience: Visual Merchandising, Wis-a-Vis '94, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India (1995)

Best Traditional Craftsmanship Award, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India (1995)

Grants

Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Student Travel Award, School of Education, Indiana University (2018-2011)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Grant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, (CITL) Indiana University (2017)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Grant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, (CITL) Indiana University (2016)

BKJ – German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning Travel fund Remscheid, Germany, (2015)

International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Accommodation Grant (2014)

BKJ – German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning Travel fund, Remscheid, Germany, (2013)

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India Travel Grant (2008)

Coventry Peace Month Small Grants, Coventry City Council, Coventry, UK (2006)

Social Media, Web links, YouTube Channel, etc.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mousumi-de-1b862b2/