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Amanda Mayes

Senior Research Associate

Department of Human Development and Family Science


Dr. Amanda Mayes is a Senior Research Associate in Human Development and Family Studies and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts. Mayes teaches the Transformative Texts course, has over a decade of experience teaching Visual Arts at the K-12 and collegiate level, and has won numerous teaching awards. Her research interests include early childhood education, academic and intrinsic impacts of arts experiences, acquisition of early math learning skills, program assessment, improving cultural competency, and arts advocacy.


  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University, 2016
  • M.A., Art Education, Purdue University, 2008
  • B.S., Art Education, Indiana State University, 2001 Magna Cum Laude, Student Commencement Speaker