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Dr. Cam was born in Charleston, WV. Coming to EMU from a long career of teaching visual art in the Columbus, OH area, she 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 science 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. Dr. Cam is currently engaged in two projects. She is co-authoring an article, Visualizing Cancer, which details an art + science teaching collaboration. She is also producing a series of artworks inspired by her pilgrimage to see/experience Christo’s Floating Piers an installation on Lake Iseo, Italy. Dr. Cam enjoys living in Ypsilanti, although she remains an Ohio State Buckeye at heart. Go Bucks!