Teacher Programs: Faculty
Art History Consultant Faculty
Marsha Russell has been teaching AP* art history and sophomore humanities at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas for the past 10 years, following 10 years with the Liberal Arts Academy, a magnet program for gifted students at Austin’s A.S. Johnston High School. She founded the AP* Art History program at both schools and was the first to teach the course in the Austin metropolitan area. Both an AP* Art History examination Table Leader and a College Board* consultant, she has been named Tracor Teacher-Scholar and has received grants from the Texas Council on the Humanities and the Austin-Area Junior League to integrate art history into the world history curriculum. Grants from the St. Andrew’s Parents Council have enabled her to do course-related study in Mexico, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. With a Bachelor of Music degree from Southwestern University and an Master of Arts from the University of Texas, she has taught AP* Art History for 15 years.
Studio Art Consultant Faculty
Barry Lucy has been a College Board* consultant and an Educational Testing Service (ETS) Faculty Portfolio Reader since 2001 and has contributed articles on beginning and developing the AP* Studio portfolio for College Board* publications. He is a past participant in SAIC's Teacher Institute for Contemporary Art (TICA) and has presented topics related to AP* Studio Art at past National Art Education Association (NAEA) and College Board* regional, state, and national conventions. Lucy is a 31-year veteran of public schools in Texas and New Mexico. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts from Midwestern State University.
Michael x. Ryan
Michael x. Ryan is SAIC's Director of Student Union Galleries (SUGs) and SUGs Projects and Adjunct Associate Professor of Arts Administration and Policy and Contemporary Practices. He is Chair of the AP Studio Art Development Committee, an AP Studio Art Portfolio Review Exam Leader, and has been involved with the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program for nine years. His creative practice in centered on drawing, mapping, and wood relief forms which have been exhibited widely in the United States and acquired by a number of collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (artists' book collection), American Medical Association, JP Morgan Chase, and the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY.
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