Brian Kisida, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, has always been passionate about education and the arts. As an expert in education policy, he has observed the negative impact of a test-driven culture on students' well-being and enjoyment of learning. Motivated by the desire to understand these changes, Kisida embarked on a journey to study education policy.
Recently, Kisida and his research collaborator Daniel Bowen were awarded grants totaling $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to establish an NEA Research Lab focused on studying the relationship between arts education, humanities, and civic engagement. The lab aims to provide research supporting NEA's five-year research agenda, with a short-term focus on examining the connection between arts education and student success.
Kisida intends to use his research findings to inform policymakers about education-related decisions, recognizing the significant impact of education policy on students' success and well-being.
Read more about the Truman School Professor, Brian Kisida's research and impacts on education.