Lisa Donovan was co-principal investigator of the Ford Foundation-funded Voices from the Field research study, which reported increased levels of student participation and achievement when the arts were used as a teaching tool. The study explored the impact of the Integrated
Teaching through the Arts Master's program, which has more than
10,000 graduates. Graduates report
that using the arts can provide multiple points of
access to curriculum and increase retention and depth of student
learning. Read Voices From the Field [PDF].