Lynette K. Henderson, MFA, PH.D.
B.F.A. 1986, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
M.F.A. 1989, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. 2006, Arizona State University
Lynette Henderson joined the Art department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2006 as Assistant Professor of Art Education. She earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in Art Education, from Arizona State University (ASU, 2006). Dr. Henderson is also a working artist in drawing and painting, with a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1986), and MFA from the University of Minnesota (1989). Dr. Henderson taught pre-service teachers for several years at ASU prior to arriving at CSUN, and is a member of the California Art Education Association (CAEA) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA).
Research interests include interdisciplinary, multi-and cross-cultural topics in art and education in the U.S. and Jamaica. Publications include Southeast Asian art and the art of Laos; content-based curriculum with endangered species, and teaching about contemporary global catastrophic events, and focused on visual literacy. Dr. Henderson is currently working on a collaborative article on “Teaching from the Left” presenting strategies for socio-political and critical interdisciplinary art curriculum.