Donovan R. Walling
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Donovan R. Walling is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant. He has been a senior
consultant for the Center on Civic Education since 2007. He also is on the editorial
board of the scholarly Journal of LGBT Adolescence.
Walling was director of publications for Phi Delta Kappa International from 1993 to
2006. Previously, he served in the public schools as director of instructional services
in Carmel, Indiana, and was a teacher and administrator in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He
also taught for the Department of Defense in Germany, directed programs in gifted
education in a variety of settings, and was a faculty member at Silver Lake College in
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, teaching graduate classes in writing and whole language
Walling's numerous professional publications include books, monographs, and journal
articles on topics such as gifted education, the arts, language arts curriculum, school
public relations, and staff development. His books for the Phi Delta Kappa
Educational Foundation are edited collections of essays, some of which include
Public Education, Democracy, and the Common Good (2004), Virtual Schooling:
Issues in the Development of E-Learning Policy (2003), Under Construction: The Role
of the Arts and Humanities in Postmodern Schooling (1997), Hot Buttons (1997),
Open Lives, Safe Schools (1996), and Teachers as Leaders (1994).
Walling is nationally recognized in the field of art education. He is the author of
Rethinking How Art Is Taught: A Critical Convergence (Corwin, 2000) and Visual
Knowing: Connecting Art and Ideas Across the Curriculum (Corwin, 2005). Writing for
Understanding was published by Corwin Press in 2009. He also contributed the article
on art education in schools to the second edition of Macmillan's Encyclopedia of
Education (2003) and wrote a book-length chapter on visual and performing arts
education for ASCD's Curriculum Handbook (2002).
Walling lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Interests: Education, especially writing and the arts; some drama,
poetry. Working to develop fiction now, sometimes under a
Published writer: Yes