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G. James Daichendt, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Professor, Department of Art and Design
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3252
G. James Daichendt, Ed.D., is the author of Artist Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching (2010) and Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research (2011), both published by Intellect Books, and Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art (Cameron + Company, 2012). He is also the chief editor of the academic journal Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, as well as the arts and culture editor for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. He regularly writes art criticism for ArtScene and Artillery: Killer Text on Art. In addition to being a professor at APU, he is a professor for Boston University’s graduate program in art education. He previously served as acting director of the graduate art education program at Queens College, City University of New York.


Ed.D., Art Theory, Research, and Education, Columbia University
M.Ed., Arts in Education (Museum Studies), Harvard University
MFA, Art Education, Boston University
B.A., Studio Art, Azusa Pacific University


  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
    • Art and Design
  • College of Music and the Arts


  • 19th Century British Art
  • Academic Art
  • Aesthetic Education
  • Artist-Teacher George Wallis
  • Creativity
  • History of Art Education

Courses Taught

ART 510 – Introduction to Graduate Studies/Critical Issues in Art I
ART 575 – Writing Art Criticism
ART 357 – Contemporary Art Trends

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Building One, Room 230, West Campus

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