Adjunct Instructor of Fine Arts and History
Office: Jesse Dunn 302
Ken Kelsey is an Adjunct Instructor in the Departments of Fine Arts and History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He has been teaching “Art in Life” since the fall of 2005, as well as a variety of History courses, including a series on Historic Preservation.
Mr. Kelsey holds both a BA and MA in History from Oklahoma State University and a MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Before moving back to his home state of Oklahoma, Mr. Kelsey worked for ten years in the Education Department of the Dallas Museum of Art, eventually as the Manager of Teaching Programs where he prepared docents and area educators to teach in the museum.
In addition to his work at NWOSU, Mr. Kelsey teaches courses at Northern Oklahoma College and the Lifelong Learning Institute, both in Enid. He is a former National Art Education Association, Museum Division “Educator of the Year” and a current board member of Preservation Oklahoma. He also does back-stage work at Enid’s Gaslight Theatre and continues his vineyard work at Longwood Farm west of Ringwood.
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