Erica Halverson

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Erica Rosenfeld Halverson

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Erica Rosenfeld Halverson

Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

556 Teacher Education Building  binoculars icon
225 N. Mills St.
Madison, WI 53706-1706
Office: 608/262-5210
Fax: 608/263-9992
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Personal Biography

I am interested in how people learn in and through the arts across a range of art forms with a focus on the performing arts. I also run Whoopensocker, an artist-in-residence program working in Madison Public Schools.


Ph D, Learning Sciences
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

BS, Speech - Theatre
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2017 - Qualitative Research Methods: Field Methods II
    Course Number: 789
  • Fall 2017 - Representing Self Through Media: A personal Journey Through This American Life
    Course Number: 106, Course Level: Undergraduate


  • Halverson, E.R., & Peppler, K. The Maker Movement and Learning. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. New York: Routledge.
  • Halverson, E.R., & Sheridan, K. Arts education in the learning sciences. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sheridan, K.M., Halverson, E.R., Litts, B., Brahms, L., Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Owens, T. Learning in the Making: A comparative case study of three makerspaces. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 84(4), 505-531.
  • Halverson, E.R., & Sheridan, K.M. The maker movement in education. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 84(4), 495-504.
  • Compton-Lilly, C.F., & Halverson, E.R. (2014). Time and space in literacy research. New York: Routledge.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2013). Digital art-making as a representational process. Journal of the Learning Sciences. 22(1), 121-162.
  • Halverson, E.R. How the arts can save the education. Manuscript in preparation. Teacher College Press.
  • Halverson, E.R., Dando, M., Willis, N., & Jeppesen, V. If you build it, who will come? Recruiting rural students to participate in computational thinking through making. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Halverson, E.R., Saplan, K., Stoiber, A., & Rabkin, N. The role of critique in student-artists metacognitive practices. Manuscript in preparation. Routledge.
  • Halverson, E.R., Jordan-Douglass, A., Nixon, J., & Schindler, E. (in press). How educational and communications technologies play a role in arts and humanities teaching and learning. Handbook of research n educational communications and technology. Springer.


  • Halverson, E.R., Levin, A., & Stovall, J. (2018, October 31). America to Me Panel, UW Diversity Forum, Madison, WI.
  • Halverson, E.R., Maltese, A., Millerjohn, R., & Wardrip, P. (2018). Assessment of learning and engagement through making, Maker Education Symposium, San Jose, CA.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2018, September 29). The Arts and Maker Movement, Milwaukee Maker Faire Educators Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2018, July 31). The Maker Movement in education: Hyping for Power Up!, Madison Metropolitan School District Power Up Conference, Madison, WI.
  • Halverson, E.R., & Dando, M. (2018). EMMET – Exploring Making through Mobile Emerging Technologies. Education through Making and Mentoring, AERA Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
  • Halverson, E.R., & Millerjohn, R. (2018). Measuring making in drop-in spaces: Bubbler @ Madison Public Libraries, AERA Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2018, March 14). How the arts can transform education, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2018, March 9). Media production in the classroom. Why? And why now?, Wisconsin Public Television’s Education Innovation Summit, Pittsburgh, PA.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: Corby, Halverson, and Abdu'Allah
    Date(s): 2018 - 2019
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: Lisowski, Fan, Halverson, Lawler, and Sheridan
    Date(s): 2018 - 2019
  • Other
    Organization: Other
    Description: Erica Halverson, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be receiving a 2018 Postdoc Mentoring Award from UW-Madison’s Postdoctoral Association. This award honors outstanding mentors across campus and the work they put into students’ daily research lives and career development. Halverson’s work is centered on examining how people learn in and through the arts across a range of art forms, with a focus on the performing arts. She also runs Whoopensocker, an artist-in-residence program working in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Halverson was nominated for the honor by Michael Dando, who received his Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2017. Dando today is a postdoctoral education research fellow with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). The 2018 Postdoc Mentoring Awards are to be presented during a celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Memorial Union.
    Date(s): January 25, 2018
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