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William Cavill William Cavill

Assistant Professor
Art Education
316 – FAB
308-865-8351 – cavillwd@nullunk.edu


Mr. Cavill earned a bachelor of science degree in graphic design with an emphasis in K-12 art education in 2005. He then taught K-12 art in the public school setting until earning his Master’s degree in Art Education in 2012. Mr. Cavill is currently a doctoral candidate at UNL in the Teaching Learning and Teacher Education program. In 2011, Mr. Cavill became part of the UNK Art & Design Department faculty where he has taught art education courses for undergraduates that include:

  • Elementary Art Methods (ART 360)
  • Art Methods for Elementary Art Educators (ART 362)
  • Elementary Art Field Experience (ART 365)
  • Art Methods for Secondary Art Educators (ART 370)
  • Secondary Art Field Experience (ART 371)

He also teaches several online graduate courses in art education:

  • Art Methods for Young Students (ART 807)
  • Multicultural Art in the Elementary and Secondary Curriculum (ART 845)
  • Art for Students with Diverse Needs (ART 848)
  • Art Across the Curriculum (ART 849)

Additionally, Mr. Cavill serves as the UNK Student-Teacher supervisor for all local student-teacher placements, is the advisor for the UNK Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association, advisor for the UNK Art Society student club, and chairs the assessment and scholarship committees for the Department of Art & Design.

Mr. Cavill’s research interests include the integration of technology and art education. Mr. Cavill has spoken at several state and national technology and art conferences regarding the implementation of technology into the art room, specifically in regard to the use of digital portfolios as a valid form of assessment and as an evaluative tool for student progress.