Art museum educator, Director of Education & Public Programs for the Portland Art Museum, and founding author and editor of ArtMuseumTeaching.com. Mike earned his MA and PhD in Education from American University in Washington, DC, focusing his research on educational theory and interdisciplinary learning in the arts. Prior to his position at the Portland Art Museum, he served as Director of School Services at the Saint Louis Art Museum as well as head of education and public programs at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University. Mike is also currently involved with the exciting Connected Learning initiative, and is an active member of the Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory (CoLab), a multi-professional community which seeks to understand and make visible how creative communities of practice can become powerful innovators to address the educational challenges of the 21st century. He is passionate about how we can come to see museums as sites for transformative learning and how we can take full advantage of the powerful types of learning that museums can facilitate. Mike’s postings on this site are his own and don’t necessarily represent the Portland Art Museum’s positions, strategies, or opinions.
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