Herminia Din | UAA Fine Arts Faculty

Herminia Wei-Hsin Din

Professor of Art Education
Office: ARTS 308
Phone: 907-786-1785
Email: hdin@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

Herminia Din is professor of art education at University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior positions were as the web producer at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and education technologist at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In 2005, she facilitated a docent-training program using Internet2 videoconferencing technologies for a traveling exhibition in Alaska. From 2007 to 2011, she collaborated with colleagues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, California Academy of Sciences, and the de Young Museum to offer professional development programs for teachers focusing on art and science integration. She served on the board of the Alliance of American Museums (AAM) Media and Technology Committee for 10 years, chaired the MUSE Awards for 3 years, and co-authored The Digital Museum: A Think Guide (2007), Unbound by Place or Time: Museums and Online Learning (2009), and All Together Now: Museums and Online Collaborative Learning (2011) published by the AAM Press. In 2012, she published a personal journey titled Seal, Thimble & Sinew Thread—Sewing Art of the Siberian Yupiks from Savoonga Alaska about their sewing, art, culture, creativity, and way of living. She specializes in distance and online learning for museums, emphasizes using new media for interpretation, and presents regularly on museum and technology at national and international conferences. She holds a doctorate in art education from Ohio State University.

Areas of Interest

Arts Education, Museum Education, Media & Technology, Interpretation, Junk to Funk (Sustainable Art)

Education

1998, Ohio State University, Ph.D., Art Education with specialization in Museum Education and Instructional Technology
Dissertation: A History of Children's Museums in the United States, 1899-1997: Implications for Art Education and Museum Education in Art Museums

1993, Southeastern University, Master of Public Administration /Arts Administration
Final Research Paper: From Joseph H. Hirshhorn to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1966-1974

1990, Fu Jen Catholic University, Bachelor of Science / Early Childhood Education
Final Research Paper: Art Museum and Children Art Education 

Professional and Departmental Service

Chair of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program