Eugene Neglia, Ph.D.

Eugene Neglia, Ph.D.

Eugene Neglia, Ph.D.
Art Education Program Coordinator

Eugene Neglia, Ph.D.

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Previously taught Art Education at the elementary level for 35 years. Has been with Rowan University since 2008 in the Department of Art and recently became part of the Department of STEAM.

Currently the Program Coordinator for Art Education.

My research interest focuses on understanding, exploring, and providing insight into the interventions used in conventional school districts where art education is not employed as well as those districts that do utilize the visual arts as interventions for bullies, victims, and bystanders. I also examine the differences and similarities between the two disciplines, art education, and art therapy and have explored the role of each.

Currently authoring Creative Lessons for Anti-Bullying Using the Visual Arts. This book encompasses lessons for art teachers, and adaptable for classroom teachers, to use as anti-bullying activities for K-8 students. This will act as a guide providing lessons to make students aware of bullying and the hurt it produces and helps develop empathy in students.


  • Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey Doctor of Education [EdD]; College of Education:  Educational Leadership
    Dissertation: Bullying Prevention and Intervention in Education through the Visual Arts: An Instrumental Case Study
  • William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
    Master of Arts Degree: College of Arts and Communication: Visual Arts
  • William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
    Bachelor of Arts Degree; Major: Fine Arts

Additional Credential(s)

  • Permanent K-12 NJ Art Education Teaching Certification
  • K-8 Elementary Certification

Academic Honors

  • Alpha Epsilon Omega Academic Honor Society 2014-2016

Teaching Honors

  • New Jersey Art Educator of the Year, Presented by the Art Educators of NJ 2018
  • New Jersey Art Educator of the Year, Presented by the National Art Education Association 2013 and 2019
  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Educational Leadership, Presented by the Art Educators of New Jersey 2012, 2018
  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education 2007, 2013, 2019
  • Anthony Guaradiello Award from the Art Educators of NJ 2006
  • Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award (Teacher of the Year) 1987, 2002

Married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.