Dr. Erik Nielsen is an Art Education Professor at Texas State University, where he served as chair and director from 2001-2010. He holds degrees and diplomas from the University of Texas at Austin, University of South Florida and the Norwegian Film School. During his tenure, Dr. Nielsen has taught courses in Art Education, Photography, Printmaking and Design. His work has been shown in many exhibitions both nationally as well as internationally.He has also served as juror and presenter/lecturer in the areas of Art and Education. Presently he is serving as Coordinator of the Art Education program and is teaching students both at the graduate and undergraduate level. In the past he worked as a Photographic Supervisor and TV/Art Manager at the University of South Florida. He has owned and operated several galleries and is presently the Director/Owner of D"Art Board, an Art Production Company.