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Assistant Professor, Art Education

Location: VA 281B
Phone: (657) 278 - 5340

Contact the Art Department Office at (657) 278 -3471 for current office hours

Jim Dahl, Assistant Professor of Art Education has been involved with education for over 20 years. He is a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in History and a BFA in Fine Art Painting from Art Center College in 1986. Subsequently he moved to the east coast where he gained an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and an Ed. M. in Art Education from Teachers College Columbia University.

While living and working in NYC from 1986-2003 he exhibited artwork and organized community arts festivals for the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition and operated an art gallery for Independence Community Bank.

During the 1990's he presented interdisciplinary art, science math and literature lessons for elementary and junior high schools in all the boroughs of New York City.

Prior to teaching art education at Cal State Fullerton, he taught for the Brooklyn Museum Studio Program and served as an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University, Kean University and the College of New Jersey.

He also reviewed grant proposals for the New York Foundation for the Arts, Community Assets Program, from 1997-2000, which provided medium sized not for profit art organizations with developmental funding. He has judged numerous exhibitions such as the Imagination Festival and Color It Orange, and a show for blind and visually impaired artists at the Southern California College of Optometry, 2007.

Professor Dahl's artwork is an eclectic mix of conceptual and traditional painting and printmaking. He lives and works in Fullerton, Ca.


ART 107A, Beginning Drawing
ART 380, Art and Child Development
ART 441, Media Exploration Teaching Art
ART 442, Teaching in Secondary School
ARTE 449I, Internship Secondary Teaching
ARTE 449E, Externship in Secondary Teaching
ARTE 449S, Seminar Secondary Teaching