Brian Kisida, Dan Bowen, and I have a new article in the journal, Sociology of Education, about how field trips to art museums help develop cultural consumers — people who want to visit cultural institutions in the future. This piece is a more focused and technical follow-up on the summary of our art museum field trip study last year in Education Next. Earlier we also published a more technical piece in Educational Researcher focused on the critical thinking results from our experiment. There are more technical pieces on particular aspects of the study in the works.
Also keep you eyes out for a random-assignment study on what students learn from field trips to see live theater performances of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol. It should be published by Education Next some time in October.
And if you are hiring, keep your eyes out for Dan Bowen and Brian Kisida, who are both now applying for academic jobs. They each have at least 8 peer-reviewed articles. Dan also has two grants that he earned while working as a post-doc at Rice University. Another one of our graduate students, Anna Egalite, is currently in a post-doc at Harvard and is also on the academic job market for next year. All thee would be great hires for any university smart enough to snap them up.