Connie BethardsDr. Connie Bethards

Associate Professor of Art & Design
Art Education
Crabbe 207
970- 351-2804
Office Hours: Friday 10:00-4:00


Ph.D., Art Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
M.A., Art Education, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
B.S., Zoology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


Connie Bethards specializes in philosophical approaches, methods and materials for providing art making experiences to individuals who have disabilities. She also researches “inclusion” practices in public schools. Bethards leads the Art Education Program in which she teaches many of the art education courses and supervises student teachers. Her studio work is in drawing, painting and metalworking.




Connie Bethards has recently been awarded Colorado Art Educator of the Year 2010-2011


Connie Bethards CAEA award

Distinguished award presented by the Colorado Art Education Association (CAEA).


photo courtesy Becky Bethards