Humboldt State University

School of Education

Ken Weiderman

Weiderman Ken

Professional (teaching) background

Ken has over a decade of teaching experiences ranging from sixth grade PE to graduate level credential courses.  After acquiring his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art from Humboldt State University Ken embarked to China, where he spent the following year teaching Spoken English to high school students.  Stateside, Ken has run ceramic workshops for various local schools, taught Art at McKinleyville Middle School for five years, and participated enthusiastically in the local art scene.  In 2009 Ken joined the faculty at HSU’s School of Education, and now teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Professional interests/expertise

Art Education
Teacher Preparation
Integrating Educational Methods with 21st Century Media
New Literacy Studies
Graffiti as a Literacy Practice


Assessment 101: Assessment made easy for first year teachers.  2011, Humboldt State University
Illicit Literacy and Legitimate Learning, a thesis on the marginalized literacy practice of graffiti, 2012
30,000 Salmon Project catalog interpretive essay for Becky Evan’s exhibit, First Street Gallery, Eureka, CA, 2004
Meeting Ground catalog interpretive essay for Bob Benson’s exhibit, First Street Gallery, 2003
Catalog interpretive essay for Jim McVicker’s exhibit, First Street Gallery, 2003

Courses taught

EED 210, Direct Experience with Children
SED 210, Early Fieldwork Experiences in Schools
SED 410, Observation and Participation
SED 712, Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools
SED 715, Multicultural Issues in Education
SED 731, Secondary Curriculum Instruction, Art (Fall 2012)
EDUC 645, Academic Writing (Fall 2012)
SP 120, First Year Experience

Outside interests:  When I’m not at HSU, I….

When not at HSU, Ken can be found working on the house, happily digging in his garden, or plucking tomatoes from his greenhouse vines.  He is also an avid potter, showing pieces locally and making a big mess in his studio.  Ken also enjoys backpacking, motorcycling, running on the beach with his dog Bronson, and checking out the local graffiti hot spots for new work.