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 thirteen years, following ten years 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. She has served as a College Board consultant, conducting teacher training events across the nation since 2002, and she has been an AP* Art History examination Reader, Table Leader, and/or Question Leader since 2003. In 2009, she was one of four high school faculty representatives to the College Board colloquium for college art history professors, and her address to the group, “AP Art History: The Keystone of the High School Curriculum,” is published on the College Board course webpage. She has served as a consultant for Prentice-Hall, the Florida Virtual School, AP Strategies, and ArtStor, and she wrote a Course Planning and Pacing Guide for the AP* Art History course that will be launched in 2015. She has been named Tracor Teacher-Scholar and received grants from The Texas Council on the Humanities and the Austin Area Junior League to integrate art history into the world history curriculum. Russell received her degrees from Southwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin.
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 an Adjunct Associate Professor of Arts Administration and Policy and Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). 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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