Join us in welcoming Sarah Eckert as the new PIE/MEd Director! Sarah obtained her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy. She served as an Assistant Professor of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University before returning to Philadelphia to teach history and provide research support to the Center for the Advancement of Girls at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA. She teaches US History and Women’s Global Health. Dr. Eckert previously taught 3rd grade in North Philadelphia and 7th grade at the Woodlynde School.
Join faculty Christine Stoughton at the Norristown Arts Building for the 21st Annual Exhibition from December 1st to January 15th. Christine will also be part of the Open Studio & Reception on December 3rd from 1 - 5pm. Be sure to check out her prints, sculptures, and materials used to make them all.
PIE faculty Christopher Darway's work will be on display at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ from September 17 to November 12 in a solo exhibition titled "Sculpural Jewelry". Christopher employs the design and engineering of tiny and not so tiny objects while he transforms materials through methods of forming and shaping. "Sculptural Jewelry" includes some of Christopher's well-known pieces, including his Wooden Ball Necklace, alongside his new Mechanical Brooch, which was created for this show.
Christopher will be at the Museum for an opening reception and artist talk on September 17. Come see his amazing sculptural jewelry and learn about his craft.
Matt Duvall PIE Faculty
UArts congratulates Matt Duvall, MEd Faculty, who has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation: The Impact of Virtual Literacy Communities in an English Language Arts Classroom: A Case Study Using Goodreads. We are thrilled to report that Matt will begin work as a postdoctoral fellow with the Entrepreneurial Games Studio at Drexel's ExCITe Center, where he will be working on the Skyscraper Games project (www.skyscrapergames.com), focused on middle grades students and teachers interested in computational thinking through game design.