Nell joined the College of Education in 1997. She is currently the Director of Licensure & Field Services She has been an elementary licensure program coordinator and taught many of our methods classes over the years. Her main interest is in Arts Education, and you can read about some of her work here: http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2006/feb/kids-leisure-time-becoming-more-solitary-artwork-shows.
Originally from the northeast, Nell attended high school in Montreal, Canada, and then received a B.A. in Speech Communications from Northeastern University. She also attended the Massachusetts College of Art, University of Nottingham, England and Harvard University, and received an M.A.T. from OSU in 1992. She has taught elementary and middle school in Oregon and Washington, Nell lives in Corvallis with her husband, Mike, and their two children. She has also served as a member and Chair of the Corvallis School Board. Her favorite pastimes are art, skiing, cooking and writing.