2008 PhD in Education
Research: Transitions of Early Career Visual Arts Teachers
University of Sydney; Australia. http://hdl.handle.net/2123/2653
2003 Master of Philosophy (transfer to PhD)
University of Sydney; Australia
1999 Master of Arts in Teaching
Southern Oregon University; USA
1995 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
California State University, Sacramento; USA
Major: Visual Arts Minor: Music
Selected Teaching Experience
2019-Present NBSC Balgowlah Boys: Piano Teacher
2015-2019 St Augustine’s College: Piano Teacher
2015-Present Higher School Certificate and Duke of Ed Mentor for Music
2014-Present University of Sydney: Virtual Mode Remote Lecturer
2004-Present University of Sydney: Associate Lecturer
EDMT 6201/6012 Action Research Mentor (2011-Present)
EDMT 5502 Teachers and Learners: School Communities (2013)
EDMT 5500 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (2011-13)
EDUF 4044 Reading & Designing Research (2008-09, 2012)
EDMT 3072 Craft Knowledge & Professional Practice (2011, 2012)
EDUF 1018 Teachers, Teaching and Learning (2004-05, 2008-10, 2012)
EDBT 6500 Schools and Their Communities (2011)
EDUP 1001 Creative Arts (2008-09
EDDT 4001 Teaching & Learning II (2005-07)
EDDT 3024 Adolescent Development (2006)
EDBT 5653 Art Curriculum (2006)
EDUP 1001 Creative Arts (2006)
EDUF 3002 Adolescent Development (2005)
EDUF 1019 Human Development (2004-05, 2008-09)
2011-Present Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney
ARTB-1-35 Art Basics
1992-Present Accredited Piano Teacher (Australian Music Examination Board)
2008, 2013 University of New South Wales / College of the Fine Arts: Associate Lecturer
SAED 2401 Educational Psychology
2011 Northern Beaches Secondary College MacKellar Girls
Practicum, Creative Arts
2004-2015 Brookvale Public School
2004 University of Sydney
2001-03 Southern Oregon University: Mentor Teacher
Master of Arts in Teaching
2000-03 Mc Loughlin Middle School; Oregon, USA
Draw & Paint and Ceramics Teacher
1999-2000 Encina High School; California, USA
Computer Graphics and Data Processing Teacher
2009-Present International Education Studies. Canadian Centre of Science and Education.
2009 The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Common Ground Publishing.
2005 The International Journal of Learning, v12.
Stanley, D. (2010). Building artistic confidence. Journal of Art Education Australia, v33, Special Edition n2, pp27-34. http://www.arteducation.org.au/members/v33-se-2/3-Stanley.html
Stanley, D. (2009). Using arts-informed inquiry as a research approach. International Journal of the Arts in Society, v4, n2, pp21-30. http://ija.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.85/prod.397
Stanley, D. (2006). Discussions on teaching as a form of art. Imaginative Education Research Group, Vancouver, Canada. http://www.ierg.net/confs/viewabstract.php?id=109&cf=3
Stanley, D. (2006). Teachers are artists / artists are teachers. The International Journal of Learning, v12, n1, 8-15. http://ijl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.30/prod.549
Stanley, D. & Otsuka, S. (2004). Book Review – Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (5th Ed.) by W.L. Neuman. Change: Transformations in Education, v7, n2, 120-121.
Stanley, D. (2007). An obsession with a title. The Suspicious Humanist: A Journal of the Arts
Stanley, D. (2004). Under the bats. SUPRA eXpress, v8, n2, 20-21. ($100 award)
Selected Artist Publications
Stanley, D. (2008). Australian Guitar, v65, 22. Digital Photography.
Stanley, D. (2007). Denise Stanley: Collages. Studio Stanley.
Stanley, D. (2007). Denise Stanley: Photography. Studio Stanley.
Stanley, D. (2007). The Suspicious Humanist: A Journal of the Arts and Opinion, 2-4.
Stanley, D. (2007). Where’s My Shadow? Uni News, v39, n16, 1.
Stanley, D. (2007). Would you like a gift such as this? The Manly Daily, November 23.
Stanley, D. (2006). People Cast Sharper Shadows. Hermes. University of Sydney Union, 29.
Stanley, D. (2006). Small Talk. The Bull, v17, 5. August 14.
Stanley, D. (2005). Tangent: Creative Works By Woman. University of Sydney Union, 37, 43 & 74.
Stanley, D. (2004). Sidewalk in Chippendale. City Weekly, 11.
Selected Research Presentations
INSEA South East Asia-Pacific Regional Congress: Views, Values & Visions in Art Education.
“Building Artistic Confidence.” Melbourne, Australia. October 14-16, 2010.
Early Career Researchers. “Textbook Proposal: Hey Teacher, Who Are You?” University of Sydney. Australia. October 9, 2009.
International Conference of the Arts in Society. “Utilising Arts-Informed Inquiry as a Research Approach.” Venice, Italy. July 29-31, 2009.
Dialogues & Differences in Arts Education. “Arts-Informed Inquiry.” University of Sydney. Australia. November 23-25, 2007.
Imaginative Education Research Group. “Discussions on Teaching as a Form of Art.” Vancouver, Canada. July 11-15, 2006.
Postgraduate Education and Social Work Students Association Research Forum. “Discussions on Teaching as a Form of Art.” University of Sydney. Australia. May 25, 2006.
Teacher and Professional Development Research Into Practise Cluster. “PhD Thesis.” University of Sydney. Australia. October 27, 2005.
The Twelfth International Conference on Learning. “Artists Are Teachers / Teachers Are Artists.”
Granada, Spain. July 11-14, 2005.
Teacher and Professional Development Research Into Practise Cluster. “PhD Thesis.” University of Sydney. Australia. November 4, 2004.
Postgraduate Education and Social Work Students Association Research Forum. “Teaching Is My Art Now.” University of Sydney. Australia. October 21, 2004.
Works-In-Progress Conference. “Bad Ideas.” University of Queensland. Australia. September 25-26, 2004.
Selected Community Projects
2005-Present Director & Creator: Studio Stanley Annual Music Recital
NBSC Balgowlah Boys (2019)
St Augustine’s College (2015-2018)
Artistic Piano (2014)
Sydney Vocal Arts Centre (2012-2013)
William Street Studios (2008-2011))
Sydney Opera House (2007)
Brookvale Public School (2006)
Seaforth Baptist Church (2005)
2008 College of the Fine Arts: Sessional Staff Development Workshops,
University of New South Wales
2007 Faculty of the Arts: Tutor’s Development Program,
University of Sydney
2004 Consultant: United Nations
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2003-2000 Guest Lecturer: Southern Oregon University
Child in Our Society ED 434/534 (2003)
Visual Art Activities ART 424/524 (2003)
Special Methods ART 417/517 (2000, 2001, 2002)
2001 Advocate: Intel Teach to the Future: Medford, OR
2001 Hands at the Heart of Learning Conference: Portland,OR
2001 Asset Building Conference: Medford, OR
2000 Non-Crisis Prevention Workshop: Medford, OR
1999 Mentor: Phoenix High School Senior Projects
1999 Visual Arts Judging Panel Committee
Best of the Best Rogue Valley Art Show
1998 Oktoberfest Art Committee Leader: Phoenix, OR
Selected Educational Memberships
International Society for Education through Art (InSEA)
Australian Institute of Art Education (AIAE)
Postgraduate Education & Social Work Student Association (PESSA)
Treasurer (2004), Publicity Coordinator (2005)
National Arts Education Association (NAEA)
Member since 1998
New South Wales Institute of Educational Research Inc. (IER)
Music Teachers’ Association of NSW (MTA)
University of Sydney; Faculty of Education and Social Work, School of Policy & Practice,
Teacher and Professional Development and Research Into Practice Cluster (2003-2004)
Fulbright Memorial Fund; Japan
University of Sydney Verge Arts Festival Grant
Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme; Sydney, Australia
Who’s Who of American Women
Teacher Education Scholarship
Outdoor Education Scholarship
Frank Mancini Memorial
Scholarship For Music Education
Dean’s Honor List
Perfect Attendance K-12 Grades
Jega Gallery; Oregon, USA
Michael Himovitz Gallery; California, USA
Music Circus; California, USA
2016 Beach Clean-Up Day; Manly Cove, NSW
2015 Gottschalks Music, Modesto, California
2010 North Head Sanctuary; Manly NSW
2010 Andrew Blake Real Estate; Avalon NSW
2009 Manly Lagoon Festival; Manly NSW
2008 Studio 6; Manly NSW
2001-03 Sam’s Valley Elementary School; Sam’s Valley; OR
1999 Talent Middle School; Talent, OR
1999 Briscoe Elementary School; Ashland, OR
1999 Schneider Museum Children Workshops; Ashland, OR
1998 Piano Forte; Medford, OR
1996-97 Kline Music; Sacramento, California
Solo Art Exhibitions
2020 “VIP Lips” 7th Day Brewery; Brookvale, NSW
2019 “VIP Lips” Gallery 109; Manly, NSW
2006 “?” Primrose Park Gallery; Cremorne, NSW
2006 “Wind Swimmers Installation” Verge Arts Festival; Sydney
2005-06 “Daily Life” Faculty of Education and Social Work; University of Sydney
2003 “Man-n-Nature” Accents Gallery; Ashland, OR
1996-97 Kline Music; Sacramento, CA
1996 Uncommon Ground; Sacramento, CA
Selected Group Art Exhibitions
2021 TAP Gallery; Surry Hills
2018 TAP Gallery; Surry Hills
2017 Participate Australia For Art’s Sake
2010 Complete Framing: Art Tree Group; North Manly
2010 St Patrick’s Cathedral: Invited Artist; Manly Arts Festival
2009 Safety Wolf: Invited Artist; Manly Arts Festival
2008 Oxford Art Factory: Invited Artist; Darlington
2008 Studio 6: Invited Artist; Manly
2008 Emerging Designers Exhibition: Invited Artist; Paddington
2007 Dialogues & Differences in Art Education: University of Sydney
2006 Verge Arts Festival, Isabel Fidler Room: University of Sydney
2005 Sir Herman Black Gallery: University of Sydney
2004 Modesto Valley Arts Association: Modesto, CA
2004 Sir Herman Black Gallery: University of Sydney
2004 SUPRA Acquisitive Award: Sydney College of the Arts
1998/99 Southern Oregon Fine Arts Student Art Show: Ashland, OR
1995 Hippodrome Gallery: Utah
1995 University Gallery: California State University, Sacramento
1995 Peyser Prize in Painting Student Award Exhibition: California
1995 Joyce Witt Gallery: California State University, Sacramento
Selected Artist Awards
2006 First Place ($1000). “Analogue Girl in A Digital World” Verge Arts Festival
2006 Cash 4 Art Grant ($1000). University of Sydney Union
2005 First Place. Manly Chalkfest
2005 First Place ($500). “Daily Life” Verge Arts Festival
2004 First Place ($250). Manly Chalkfest
2004 Honourable Mention. “Red” Modesto Valley Arts Association
2004 Honourable Mention. “Blue” Modesto Valley Arts Association
1995 Peyser Prize in Painting
1995 Raymond and Joyce Witt Fellowship Artist Award