School of Art
Doris E. Klein Endowed Professor of Art
Stephanie James is a fine artist and previously served as associate dean and head of the School of Visual Arts at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), United Kingdom. Her research focuses on curation and the dynamic between space and the creative process. She creates artworks and engages in exhibition making--organizing, curating, and developing strong working external partnerships to realize major projects.
Recent funded research has focused on developing a framework for determining the way in which leaders assess effectiveness and evaluate the impact of the “art school” gallery; she believes that the gallery is an important space for pedagogy and a rich site for developments in research in arts, design, media, and performance.
James is a member of several professional organizations, including the CHEAD Executive (Council for Higher Education in Art and Design) responsible for the Gallery Network, the National Association for Fine Art Education (NAFAE), and the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA). She is secretary to the steering group of Paradox Fine Art European Forum, affiliated to ELIA. She is also a Tate member.
James holds a master of fine art degree in sculpture from Newcastle University, United Kingdom; a bachelor of art degree from Hull College, United Kingdom; and a bachelor of fine art degree from Concordia University, Canada.