Erica Halverson

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Erica Rosenfeld Halverson

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Erica Rosenfeld Halverson

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

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, Education - 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


  • Compton-Lilly, C.F., & Halverson, E.R. (2014). Time and space in literacy research. New York: Routledge.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2010). Detypification as identity development: The dramaturgical process and LGBTQ youth. Journal of Adolescent Research. 25(5), 635-668.
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  • Halverson, E.R., & Gibbons, D. (2010). "Key moments" as pedagogical windows into the video production process. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. 26(2), 69-74.


  • Halverson, E.R., & Halverson, R.R. (2010, July 17). Digital media and the future of schooling, Wisconsin Association of School Boards Presidents’ Conference, Rhinelander, WI.
  • Halverson, E.R. (2010, May 02). Artistic production processes as venues for positive identity development, American Educational Researchers Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Halverson, E.R. Why it's better to not know any better: My journey from community arts to academia, Knapp House Seminar Dinner, Madison, WI.
  • Halverson, E.R. What’s so revolutionary about online education?, Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth, Madison, WI.
  • Halverson, E.R., & Nathan, M.J. Curriculum design: The backwards design process, Medical Education Day, UW-Madison School of Medicine, Madison, WI.
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