Tamara Goldbogen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning
Tamara Goldbogen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning at Weber State University where she oversees an arts integration program and teaches in the College of Arts & Humanities and the College of Education. Prior to her work at Weber State University, Tamara taught theatre for youth and creative drama at the University of Pittsburgh and served as director of the departmental outreach program, Shakespeare-in-the-Schools. Tamara currently serves on the Executive Board of Theatre for Young Audience/USA as Vice President of Membership. She holds an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth from the University of Texas at Austin.
Monica Pendergast, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Coordinator and BTSALP Mentor
Monica Pendergast is the BTSALP Program Coordinator at Weber State University. She received her Master in Music Education and her Bachelor in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from Florida State University. While in Florida, Monica taught elementary and middle school choir and guitar. Her students performed in top auditioned ensembles both at the local and state levels. Choirs under her direction consistently received high ratings at district choral performance evaluations. Monica is a passionate supporter of arts education for all students.
Erinne Garfield Roundy, BTSALP Mentor and Art Teacher at North Davis Preparatory Academy
Even before I had a family of my own, I knew I wanted to teach art to kids. I wanted to show kids what options they had available to visually express themselves. When I graduated from Weber State University with a BS in Visual Communications/Design n 1998, I used what I learned from school, and from my various work and personal experiences throughout the years to help me grow as a creative individual and as an art teacher. Currently, I am teaching Art Foundations at North Davis Preparatory Academy in Layton, Utah. For the past 9 years, I have run a successful after-school art program for elementary-aged kids and I’ve also been involved in my school’s annual art auction fundraising event. I’m always on the look-out for opportunities to expose kids and myself to creative endeavors.
2014-2015 BTSALP Professional Development Partners
Vincent Bates, 2014-2015 BTSALP Professional Development Partner
Vincent Bates is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Weber State University. He serves as Co-Chair of the WSU Storytelling Festival and Director of the WSU/Snow Music Licensure Program. Bates holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from The University of Arizona, a Master of Music in Performance from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Brigham Young University. Bates teaches EDUC 3430/MED 6430 Creative Processes, EDUC 4345 Elementary Integrated Arts Methods, EDUC 4950 Integrated Secondary Student Teaching Seminar, and MED 6380 Values Education at Weber State University.
Kathleen “K” Stevenson, 2014-2015 Lead BTSALP Professional Development Partner
In her work, K employs printmaking, mixed media and sculpture to explore the fluid, paradoxical, and trickster nature of memory and perception. ‘Memory is what we forget with.’
Her sculpture and mixed media work have been shown regionally and nationally, and she continues the rewarding practice of the exchange portfolio, both here and abroad. Her two most recent exhibitions included a solo exhibition, Falling Away, at the Centennial Celebration at her undergraduate alma mater [May 28- Aug 2, 2013] and a three-person exhibition she organized, “Mark by Mark,” at the Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT. [March 14- May 9, 2014]
Stevenson has been teaching at WSU since 2001. This academic year her teaching emphasis transitions from Art Education to Printmaking.
Lori Matlack, 2014-2015 BTSALP Professional Development Partner
Molly Morin, 2014-2015 BTSALP Professional Development Partner
Molly Morin is Assistant Professor of Art at Weber State University. She received her MFA from Clemson University and her BFA from The University of Notre Dame. She uses digital methods, including computer coding, 3D modeling, and digital photo-editing to produce work that explores the difficult relationship between information and meaning. Her projects visualize data sets generated from a wide range of texts, from poetry to text messages, and reflect on the impact of communication technology on daily life. Her digital prints, animations, and sculptures have been exhibited at Universtity galleries and museums throughout the US. Recent solo and two person shows include Traces of Awe at Whittenberg University, Fragile Traces at The University of Dallas, and Red Baloons at The Clemson Center for Visual Arts, Greenville.