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G. James Daichendt, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5162
G. James Daichendt, Ed.D. is the author of Shepard Fairey Inc. Artist/Professional/Vandal (2014), Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art (2012), Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research (2011), and Artist-Teacher: A Philosophy for Creating and Teaching (2010). He is currently writing the official biography about the artist Kenny Scharf.

He is the chief and founding editor of the academic journal Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, as well as a regular art critic for KCET, Visual Art Source, and ArtScene. In addition, he is a professor for Boston University’s graduate program in art education and previously served as acting director for the graduate art education program at Queens College, City University of New York.

Artist’s Work


  • Ed.D., Art Theory, Research, and Education, Columbia University
  • M.Ed., Arts in Education (Museum Studies), Harvard University
  • MFA, Art Education, Boston University
  • B.A., Studio Art, Azusa Pacific University


School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of Music and the Arts)

  • Art and Design

College of Music and the Arts


  • Aesthetic Education
  • Art Education History
  • Artist-Teacher
  • Graffiti and Street Art
  • Scholarship in the Arts

Courses Taught

  • ART 150 – Introduction to Art
  • ART 510 – Introduction to Graduate Studies/Critical Issues in Art I
  • ART 575 – Writing Art Criticism
  • ART 594 – Independent Studio