Katherine Broadwater, Ph.D.


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Contact Info

CA 2002
By appointment


Ph.D. Art & Arts Education, The Union Institute & University, Graduate School, Cincinnati
M.Ed. Art Education, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
B.A. Art Education, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio

Areas of Expertise

Art Education


Dr Kay Broadwater won the prestigious 2017 USM Regents' Faculty Award for her 10-year record of guiding and assisting students to find employment as art educators after graduating from TU.  Under her leadership the placement rate for art education graduates is close to 95 percent hired right after graduating. She frequently continues mentoring her students through their first years of teaching as well as serves as an Honors College mentor. More than 23 years ago, Broadwater founded a partnership with the Baltimore City community through an initiative called the City Kids Art Program, whose goal is to bring urban youth from Baltimore City to Towson University where they have the opportunity to explore the arts in a teaching and learning collaboration with art education students, and the Career and College Prep Program, mentoring children regarding what kinds of courses they should sign up for in high school in order to be ready for college applications. 

City Kids Art Program

The project goal is to bring urban youth from Baltimore City to the Towson University setting where they will have the opportunity to explore the arts in a teaching and learning partnership with art education students. This program has an overarching goal to break down stereotypes and to encourage the urban youth to gain a vision for continuing their education. The impact of the program is significant. Considerable research has been done which shows that the program has assisted in student teaching and learning. Attendance is excellent. Attitudes and assumptions have changed on the part of the children and especially the university students. Many children express aspirations for finishing high school and attending college.


2017 University System of Maryland Regents' Faculty Award
2014  Commitment to Academic Accessibility Award, Delta Alpha Pi International
2011  First Presidential Diversity Award, Faculty General
2010  Towson University Student Government Association Faculty Member of the Year
2010  Maryland Art Educator of the Year, National Art Education Association
2010  RAEA National Outstanding Student Chapter, Faculty Sponsor, NAEA
2009  Abilities Network, Autism Services Program Partner of the Year, NAEA Student Chapter
2008  Edwin Ziegfeld National Award, (USSEA) United States Society of Education in Art
2007  New Song Academy, Service Appreciation Award, Night of the Arts, Baltimore MD
2003   Alumni Distinguished Service Award, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
2002   Eastern Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, National Art Education Ass.


2014 Published Article, peer reviewed, Art Education Journal, Sortings, Cutaways, and Bindings: Quilt-making as arts-based practice for social justice teaching, with Diane Kuthy
1998-2014  Towson University Faculty Art Exhibitions/Paper Cutting, Surface Design & Printmaking
2013-2014  Contributor to the Towson University Teacher Education Oral History Project
2011-2014  Sponsor: Those Who Can Do, TEACH! Art Ed Juried Student Show
2012  Painting: Madonna and Child, chosen as cover design: Devotions for Advent, Capital University
2012  Published Peer Reviewed Paper: Rigorous Professional Development, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and accepted panelist
2012 Reviewer: Oxford University Press, text by Dr. Mary Hafeli, Exploring Studio Materials
2011  Published articles in MAEA Gazette, Holistic Research and Caring, Commitment & Collaboration.
2011  Maryland Art Education Association, juried show, For Alex, acrylic on canvas
2010  MAEA Juried Show, Textures of Liberia, photography, Bd. of Education, Howard County, MD
2010  A Pathway to Awareness: Quilting for Social Justice, Meyrhoff Gallery, Fox Building, MICA
2009  Article: United States Society of Education Through Art Newsletter
2003-2005 School Arts Magazine- Contributing Editor, writer for monthly column- Helpful Hints