Dr. Richard Ciganko

  • Associate Professor, Art Education

    Ciganko continues to be engaged in the field of art education through his work in curriculum, leadership, and art criticism. His background includes being an art teacher, districtwide art supervisor, chairperson of two university art departments, and a professor of art education. Ciganko has explored how the relationship between making and talking about art can be appropriately implemented in educational contexts.

    He recently edited the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Research Journal, focusing on the question: What happened to beauty in art? His most recent publication is “If We Talk about Beauty, Guess What? We Might Discover It: An Interview with Artist Tom Yody.” Ciganko has made numerous presentations and delivered papers to the National Art Education Association and the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. The most recent presentation resulted in the development of a new book (in press) with co-author Jason John entitled Visions for a Changing Landscape Art: Interviews with Selected Artists in the United States. As an artist, Ciganko’s work is focused on the landscape as a “notational” experience.

    EdD from Illinois State University
    BS and MA from Kent State University