Maureen Reilly Lorimer

Maureen Reilly Lorimer, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
(805) 493-3836
SBET 222


As a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education and the Art Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Lorimer is actively engaged in teacher preparation, graduate research, and community service. Deeply rooted within her work is one overarching goal: to promote effective learning and social equity in an inclusive environment, thereby ensuring educational excellence for every learner. Arts education is central to this work. Through research, publications, presentations, and community service, she is dedicated to uncovering and sharing knowledge about the integral role of the visual and performing arts as a catalyst for transformative change and an influential factor embedded within effective learning and teaching.


  • Ph.D. Education - Claremont Graduate University 
  • M.A. Human Development - Pacific Oaks College
  • B.A. Human Development - Pacific Oaks College


Refereed Publications 

Lorimer, M. (2019). Holding us accountable: Arts education in California multiple subject credential programs. Studies in Art Education, 60(1).

Lorimer, M. (2018). Engaging adolescent struggling readers through decision-making tole play simulation: Using primary source document. Reading & Writing Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/10573569.2018.1523029.

Lorimer, M. (2017). A content analysis of the intersection between art education and teacher education. Journal for Learning through the Arts, 13(1). Retrieved from

Lorimer, M. (2016). Cultivating aesthetic education and creative expression for teachers and students in migrant education. Art Education Journal, 69(3), 35-43.

Lorimer, M. (2012). Infusing arts-integrated learning into preservice teacher education. AILACTE Journal. 9(1), 83-97.

Lorimer, M. (2011). Arts-infused learning in middle level classrooms. Journal for Learning through the Arts, 7(1). 

Lorimer, M. (2006). Using aesthetic scanning to enrich social studies instruction for middle school students. Social Studies Review, 45(2), 26–29.

Lorimer, M. (2006). Research summary: Bullying. Retrieved from


Lorimer, M. (2009). Using interdisciplinary arts education to enhance learning. Principal. 8–12. (invited publication)

Porter, L. & Lorimer, M. (2005). Peace education. Encounter, 18(1), 13–18.

Taylor, D. & Lorimer, M. (2002) Helping boys succeed. Educational Leadership, 60(4), 68–70.

Book Chapters

Necochea, J., Stowell, L. P., McDaniel, J. E., Lorimer, M., & Kritzer, C. (2001) Rethinking middle level teacher education for the 21st Century: A systems approach. In V. Anfara, Jr. (Ed.). The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education. Greenwich: CT. Information Age Publishing.

Lorimer, M. (1999). Create a classroom plan. In S. Totten, C. Johnson, L. Morrow, & T. Sill Briegel (Eds.). Preparing Middle Level Educators: Practicing What We Preach. New York: NY. Falmer Press.

Lorimer, M. (1999). Reinforcing comprehension of adolescent development. In S. Totten, C. Johnson, L. Morrow, & T. Sill-Briegel (Eds.). Preparing Middle Level Educators: Practicing What We Preach. New York: NY. Falmer Press.

Conference Proceedings

Chadwick, F., Wendling, L., Lorimer, M., & Hanor, J. (2003). Collaboration and Arts Infusion in a Teacher Education Program. University of Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 7-10. Honolulu: HI. Published at conference proceedings.