G. James Daichendt, Ed.D.

Professor of Art History, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities

G. James Daichendt, Ed.D. is the author of five books: Kenny Scharf: In Absence of Myth; Shepard Fairey Inc., Artist/Professional/Vandal; Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art; Artist-Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching; and Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research.

Daichendt is an art critic and journalist for KECT's Artbound, the nation's largest public television station. In addition, he is the chief editor of the academic journal, Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art. Daichendt holds a doctorate from Columbia University and graduate degrees from Harvard and Boston universities. He serves as the dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and professor of art history at PLNU.

Education

  • Ed.D., Arts Research, Columbia University 
  • Ed.M., Arts in Education, Harvard University
  • M.F.A., Art Education, Boston University
  • B.A., Studio Art, Azusa Pacific University

Courses Taught

  • History of Modern Art – ART 304
  • Contempory Art History – ART 305

Experience in Field

  • Art Critic, KCET Art Bound
  • Art Critic, L.A. Weekly
  • Chief Editor, Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art
  • Art Critic, Visual Art Source

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Book: The Street Art Era (2017)
  • Book: Kenny Scharf: In Absence of Myth (2016)
  • Book: Shepard Fairey Inc. Artist/Professional/Vandal (2013)
  • Book: Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art (2012)
  • Book: Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research (2011)
  • Book: Artist-Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching (2010)