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Camilla McComb

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Fall 2020: Due to the Pandemic Dr. Cam is teaching remotely and is available online, by appointment. To expedite scheduling please email with your topic and availability.

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Associate Professor of Visual Arts Education Dr. Cam McComb brings substantive K-12 experience to students enrolled in the EMU Art Education undergraduate and graduate programs. Working as an artist/researcher/teacher Dr. Cam is committed to exploring the intersections between art making and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her doctoral dissertation, Think, Record, Reveal: Studio Process Assessment and the Artistic Thinking it Reveals, focused on pre-adolescents’ ability to self-regulate their own artistic thinking practices. Penn State faculty nominated the naturalistic study for the Harlan E. and Suzanne Dudley Hoffa Dissertation Award in Art Education for its professional relevance and scholarly excellence. 

While committed to scholarly research Dr. Cam also believes that her art making practice is what helps her to remain connected to and passionate about the role of the art teacher in education. In 2016 two of her photographs were awarded Best In Show at the 52nd Annual MEA/MAEA Art Acquisitions Purchase Exhibition held in Lansing, MI, one of which is currently on public display as part of the 2019 Art Around Saline Initiative. Dr. Cam co-authored Visualizing Cancer, an article detailing an art + science teaching collaboration conducted at EMU. She is the founder of the Instructional Design Collaborative (IDC), an intergenerational professional learning community committed to helping practicing art educators to design professional development, research & assessment practices that meet their everyday needs. 

Dr. Cam enjoys living in Ypsilanti, although she remains an Ohio State Buckeye at heart.