Lois Hetland

Professor and Chair of Art Education, The Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Senior Research Affiliate, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Boston, MA


Trained in music and visual arts, Lois Hetland taught elementary and middle school students for 17 years. She now teaches curriculum, studio-practice-while-teaching, and a travel course to India exploring art-science connections. Recently, she facilitated the Studio Thinking Network (2013-14), an online conversation among artist-educators; Chaired the Council for Policy Studies in Art Education; conducted a college-wide assessment initiative at MassArt (2009–2013); and served as Consulting Evaluator for ART21 Educators (2010–2012).