A theater artist and arts-based researcher, Dr. Donovan teaches arts integration, action research, and arts-based literacy courses. She has broad experience working as an arts educator and administrator in organizations that include Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the Berkshire Opera Company, University of Massachusetts' Department of Theater, and Boston University's Theater, Visual Arts and Tanglewood Institutes. She was formerly Executive Director of the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education. She is co-principal investigator of the Integrated Teaching through the Arts Assessment project funded by the Ford Foundation. Dr. Donovan was previously the director of the Graduate School of Education's Creative Arts in Learning division. She is currently professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
BA, State University of New York, Oneonta
MS, Boston University
PhD, Lesley University