Cindy Maguire is Associate Professor of Art & Design Education and Director of the Undergraduate Art & Design Education Program at Adelphi University. She Co-Directs ArtsAction Group, an international community-based collective committed to facilitating arts initiatives with children and youth in conflict-affected environments as well as Co-Directs Creative Art Start, an after-school and summer arts program for K-8 children and youth. Before joining Adelphi, Cindy was a Senior Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, as well as an adjunct faculty member in Pratt Institute and New York University’s Art Education Programs. Maguire also taught visual arts education in the Los Angeles City Schools for over eight years. Her research interests include peace and social justice education, play and choice-based arts education, and the role of collaborative and socially engaged art in personal and social transformation. Maguire received her PhD in Art Education from New York University, MA in Art from California State University Long Beach, and her BA in Art Education from the University of Kansas. Working with a range of media, Maguire’s primary focus in her own art is collage and printmaking. In addition to creating work as a solo artist, she also designs and produces community-based collaborative art with children and youth. Her collaborative work has been exhibited in Los Angeles and the New York City Metro area as well as internationally.