Judith A. Fowler

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield




  • MFA, 1968, University of Utah
  • BFA, 1966, Missouri State University
  • BSED, K-12 Lifetime Teaching Certification, Missouri Southern State University


  • ATR, National Art Therapy Registration, 1987, American Art Therapy Association


  • Art 360 Introduction to Art Education
  • Art 466 Practicum in Art Education
  • Art 783 MAT Practicum in Art Education
  • Art 115 Drawing I
  • Art 216 Drawing II
  • Art 226/326 Watercolor Painting

Research and professional interests


  • Research about oncology patients and the Art/Institute Curie Hospital in Paris (pediatric oncology unit)
  • Art and art making for the terminally ill
  • Art education research on learning styles in art/child giftedness
  • Art education research on arts integration and creativity in the classroom
  • Studio work in drawing, painting and mixed media
  • Maintains two professional studios in Springfield and Joplin, Mo.
  • Provides art therapy and therapeutic art workshops through Art on Wheels-Missouri


  • Midwest Regional Representative (16 states) for Caucus on the Spiritual in Art Education, National Art Education Association
  • Member on council committees, Missouri Art Education Association
  • Member and vice president, Springfield Art Museum Board of Directors, 2010-12

Awards and honors


  • Foundation Award for Excellence in Service, Missouri State University, 2012
  • Excellence in Community Service Award, Missouri State University, 2012
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship for Creative Research, Missouri State University, 2004, 2008 and 2012
  • Research Grant, Missouri State University, 2004 and 2007
  • Special Award for Service to the State of Missouri, MAEA, 2006

Selected recent exhibitions and publications

  • Juried presentation, National Art Education Association, spring conference, 2007-2013
  • "ART RESCUE in a Troubled World," Arts & Activities, March 2013
  • "MISSOURI 50," juried state competition, Sedalia, Mo., 2012
  • United States Society for Education in Art exhibition, New York, 2012
  • NAEA Women's Caucus Exhibition and Artist Talk, New York, 2012
  • MSU Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Missouri State University, 2012

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