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Dr. Rebecca McMillen

Subject Expertise: Art History (Western & Non-Western), Museum Studies, Creative Innovation, Creative Leadership, Personal/Career Development
Education: PhD in Art Education from University of New England (Australia); MA in Art Education (Honors) / MA in Art Administration / BA in Art History and Theory from University of New South Wales; BA in Nursing from University of Technology, Sydney

I have worked as an art educator, leader and administrator in higher education for almost 20 years. I believe that God is the ultimate artist and He has created us in His image and also given us the gift of creativity. I am passionate about encouraging students to grow their own creative skills and to help teachers implement art and creativity in the classroom.  I have taught classes in art history, art appreciation, museum studies, creative innovation, creative leadership, and personal and career development. My current research area is in the field of Creativity and Innovation.

Professional Experience: I have been an educator in higher education for almost 20 years, teaching in the areas of art history, museum studies, creative innovation, career and personal development. I have also been an administrator and served in leadership and mentor roles in higher education for 16 years.  

Scholarly Interests: My current research interests are on the topics of Creativity and Creative Innovation; Design thinking and Personal Development. Past research topics are on Museum Education Programs, Accessible Museum Education Programs. 

Recommended Reading: The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy; The Runaway Species, by David Eagleman & Anthony Brandt

What I Like About FPU: The sense of community that's evident here.