Michael D. Day

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Michael D. Day graduated from Brigham Young University in 1961 with a bachelor's degree in art education. He received his master's degree in art education from San Jose State University in 1986 and his EdD from Stanford University in 1973. He was the chair of the Art and Visual Arts Departments from 1994-1997.

Day was an art teacher in the San Jose Unified School District for about 10 years before becoming a teaching fellow at Stanford for a year in 1972. He then moved to the University of South Carolina as an Associate Professor in the Department of Art. There he served as the Chair of the Art Education Division for the university. In 1975, he became an Associate Professor of the University of Minnesota in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. There he was the Head of the Art Education Program, the Director of Graduate Studies, and a Director of the Art in Europe Study Abroad Summer Program.

In 1983, he came to BYU as an Associate Professor of art. During his time as Chair, the department became the Visual Arts Department, and at the end of his time as Chair, he became a Professor in the department. At BYU, he was also the head of the Art Education program and the acting Chair of the Art Department from 1991-1992.

He has been the National Director for the Higher Education Division of the National Art Education Association (1979-1983), the Co-Director of the Getty Curriculum Development Institute at The Getty Center for Education in the Arts (1988-1991), and the President of the Utah Art Education Association (1991-1993). For several years in the early 1990's, he was the Director of the the Getty National Advanced Professional Seminar at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was the Director of Profiles for Art Teacher Preparation: A Getty National Seminar for Higher Education (1996-1998), and was the President of the National Art Education Association (1997-1999) while on the Association's Board of Directors (1995-2001).

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