Hafeli, Mary C. (mch34)

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Hafeli, Mary
Professor of Art and Art Education
Art & Art Education Program Director
Arts & Humanities

Office:
444 Macy

Office Hours:
By appointment only.

Educational Background

Ed.D., Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Ed.M., Art and Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University  

B.F.A., Visual Arts, University of Michigan

Scholarly Interests

Ideas, ways of thinking, decisions, and judgments that characterize the practices of artists as they produce creative work; the teaching environments in which students' art works are created; youth and adult perspectives on "good" teaching in art; art-based and literary forms as methods of inquiry, college art teaching and learning, arts leadership in higher education.

Selected Publications

Books:

Hafeli, M. (2014). Exploring Studio Materials. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Burton, J. M. & Hafeli, M. (Eds.) (2012).  Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Book Chapters:

Abeles, H., & Hafeli, M. (2018). An Evaluation of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Learning Through Music Program. R. Rajan & I. O’Neal (Eds.), Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Case Studies of Program Evaluation in Schools and Communities. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.

Hafeli, M. (2017). Matters of Taste, Measures of Judgment: The McAdory Art Test. In P. Bolin & A. Kantawala (Eds.), Revitalizing History: Recognizing the Struggles, Lives, and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators. Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

Hafeli, M., & Abeles H. (2016). Integración y evaluación en el arte y la música (Integration and assessment in art and music). In M. Paz (Ed.), Investigación Artística: un Abordaje Desde la Educación y la Crítica Creative (Artistic Research: An Approach from Education and Creative Criticism). Madrid: Sintesis.

Hafeli, M. (2013). Art-Based Methodology: Alternative Forms for Research on Educational Practice. In M. Buffington & S. McKay (Eds.), Practice Theory: Seeing the Power of Teacher Researchers. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Hafeli, M. (2012). Knowing When to Step In and When to Step Back: “Reading” Students as Developing Painters. In J. M. Burton & M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Hafeli, M. (2012). Following On. In J. M. Burton and M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Hafeli, M. (2012). “If Only You Could See into Me.” Interpreting Meaning in Mr. Romani’s Art Class. In J. M. Burton & M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. 

Burton, J. M. & Hafeli, M. (2012). Continuing the Conversation: On Becoming Teachers and Researchers of Young People’s Construction of Meaning. In J. M. Burton & M. Hafeli (Eds.), Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Hafeli, M. (2011). The Intimate Chatter of Storied Objects: Aesthetics and Connectivity in “Matter Out of Place.” In P. Bolin & D. Blandy (Eds.), Matter Matters: Art Education and Material Culture Studies. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Hafeli, M. & McConaughy, L. (2010). Engaging Students’ Social Imagination Without Telling Them What to Think: Two Curriculum Projects. In T. Anderson, D. Gussak, K. Hallmark & A. Paul (Eds.), Art Education and Social Justice. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.

Hafeli, M. (2009). What Happened to Authenticity? “Assessing Students’ Progress and Achievements in Art” Revisited. In R. Sabol & M. Manifold (Eds.), Through the Prism: Looking Into the Spectrum of Writing by Enid Zimmerman. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association. 

Abeles, H., Hafeli, M., Horowitz, R. & Burton, J. M. (2002). The Evaluation of Arts Partnerships and Learning in and Through the Arts. In R. Colwell & C. Richardson, (Eds.), The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Articles:

Freedman, K., Hafeli, M., & Castro, J. C. (under review). Talking Beyond Ourselves: Why Art Education Needs Multiple Forms of Research. Studies in Art Education.

Hafeli, M., Castro, J. C., Marshall, J., & Grodoski, C. (2017). Cultivating Research Through Digital Ecosystems. Born Digital: (Im)Migrating to Digital Art Education Scholarship. Special Issue of Visual Arts Research, 43(1). 

Hafeli, M., & Koo, S. (2017). Chasing Ephemerality: Notes on Doctoral Mentoring and Artistic Collaboration. Co-authoring and Dialogic Production through Co-construction of Research. Special Issue of Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, 5(3).

Hafeli, M. (2014). Servant Leadership in the Creative Academy. Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, 3(3).

Abeles, H., Hafeli, M., & Sears, C. (2014). Musicians Crossing Musical Instrument Gender Stereotypes: A Study of Computer-mediated Communication. Music Education Research, 16(3).

Abeles, H. & Hafeli, M. (2014). Seeking Professional Fulfillment: US Symphony Orchestra Members in Schools. Psychology of Music24(1).

Hafeli, M. (2009). Forget This Article: On Scholarly Oblivion, Institutional Amnesia, and Erasure of Research History. Studies in Art Education (50thAnniversary Issue), 50(4).

Hafeli, M. (2008). Angels, Wings, and Hester Prynne: The Place of Content in Teaching Adolescent Artists. Learning Landscapes1(3). Reprint of article originally published in Studies in Art Education.

Hafeli, M. (2008). “I Know a Lot of Things That You Don’t. You Wanna Hear Some?” Adolescent Themes and Contemporary Art Practice. Art Education61(2).

Hafeli, M., Stokrocki, M., & Zimmerman, E. (2005). Strategies Used by Three Middle School Art Teachers to Foster Student Learning. Studies in Art Education46(3).

Hafeli, M. (2002). Angels, Wings, and Hester Prynne: The Place of Content in Teaching Adolescent Artists. Studies in Art Education44(1). 

Hafeli, M. (2001). Encountering Student Learning. Art Education54(6).

Hafeli, M. (2000). Negotiating “Fit” in Student Art Work: Classroom Conversations. Studies in Art Education, 41(2).

Hafeli, M. (1997). Connecting Ideas Through Materials: Visual Arts Learning in the Primary Classroom. Primary Voices K-85(2).

Edited Journals:

Hafeli, M., & Kantawala, A. (Eds). (2017). From Mentorship to Intellectual Partnership: Co-authoring and Dialogic Production through Co-construction of Research. Special Issue of Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, 5(3). Intellect Publishers.

Sullivan, G., & Hafeli, M. (Eds). (2017). Research Cultures and Communities. Special Issue of Art Education, 70(2). Taylor and Francis.

2009  Manuel Barkan Memorial Award, National Art Education Association

2006  Mary Rouse Award, National Art Education Association, Women’s Caucus

2005  Marilyn Zurmuehlen Award for Research in Art Education, National Art Education Association, Seminar for Research in Art Education

Art Exhibitions:

Faculty Biennial (2017). Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York.

Collective Materiality: A DIY Community Artmaking Experience (2017). Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (collaborative work with Sohee Koo).

Envisioning Pedagogical Inquiry: The Making of Arts Based Educational Research (2017). Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York.

An Inclusive World (curated by Vida Sabbaghi, COPE NYC) (2016). Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, New York (collaborative work with P+S Collective).

Color (curated by Lilian Tone, Museum of Modern Art) (2016). Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, New York (collaborative work with P+S Collective).

Residuum (2015). The Art Bar, Kingston, New York (collaborative work with Ann Lovett).

Yeats Poetry and Place (2015). Hyde Bridge Gallery, The Yeats Society, Sligo, Ireland (collaborative work with P+S Collective).

Both Sides Now (2014). Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York.

Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (2014).

SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, New York (collaborative work with Ann Lovett) (solo) (2013).

Nazareth College, Rochester, New York (collaborative work with Ann Lovett) (solo) (2013).

Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New York (collaborative work with Ann Lovett) (solo) (2012).

Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York (collaborative work with Ann Lovett) (solo) (2012).

Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (2012).

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (2008).

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (2006).

Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York (2003).

Unison Gallery, New Paltz, New York (1999).

Small Worlds (1997), Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (solo)        

Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (1996).

National Arts Club, New York, New York (Award of Distinction for Painting) (1995).

Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (1995).

Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York (1994).   

Cardinal Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, Maryland (1990).

Objects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (1987).

New Art Forms International Exhibition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois (1986).

Drawings: Eighty-first Exhibition By Artists Of Chicago And Vicinity, The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1986).

Objects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (1985).

The Arts Center, Iowa City, Iowa (1984).         

Objects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (1984).

Rackham Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1983).

Curatorial Projects:

Collective Materiality: A DIY Community Artmaking Experience (2017). Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University (with Sohee Koo).

Envisioning Pedagogical Inquiry: The Making of Art Based Educational Research (2017). Macy Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University.

Professor Hafeli’s research examines the ideas, ways of thinking, decisions, and judgments that characterize the practices of visual and performing artists, both adults and children, as they produce creative work. Her research also investigates the teaching environments in which art works are created. Current projects include a study of youth and adult perspectives on “good” teaching, visual art and literary forms and practices as methodologies for research, and an exploration of the qualities and communicative potential of art materials and processes, with implications for teaching. Along with a wide range of journal article and book chapter publications, Professor Hafeli is the author of the book Exploring Studio Materials: Teaching Creative Artmaking to Children (Oxford University Press, 2014) and editor, with Judith Burton, of Conversations in Art: The Dialectics of Teaching and Learning (National Art Education Association, 2012). She received the National Art Education Association’s Mary Rouse Award, Manuel Barkan Award, and Marilyn Zurmuehlen Award, all for scholarly contributions to the field. Professor Hafeli currently serves as Past Chair of the NAEA Research Commission and as a member of the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education. She is a former member of the editorial boards of the journals Studies in Art Education and Art Education. An active artist, her studio work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the US and in the UK.

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