Before coming to the University of Florida in 1988, Craig Roland taught Art Education classes at Eastern Illinois University and Purdue University. He also has taught art at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, including five years at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico.
Roland's recent research activities include exploring ways that the Internet can be used to support, enhance and even transform art education practices. His most recent publication in this area is an article published in the January 2010 issue of Art Education journal titled "Preparing Art Teachers to Teach in A New Digital Landscape." Additionally, Roland authored a textbook titled "The Art Teacher's Guide to the Internet," (2005) available through Davis Publications and wrote a monthly column focusing on technology use in the art classroom for SchoolArts Magazine from 2006-2010.
Some of Roland's other publications include a chapter titled "Distance Learning and Art Education" in the National Art Education Association publication New Technologies in Art Education (1997), and a chapter titled "Using Journals to Promote Thinking in Preservice Art Teachers" in the NAEA publication Anthology on Preservice Art Teacher Education (1995).
Roland was a Contributing Editor of the 1997 issue of the Florida Art Education Association's annual FORUM that focused on art teacher preparation. He has also been a reviewer for Art Education journal and a regular presenter at NAEA national conferences.
In 2007, Roland received a Scholarship of Engagement Aware for the UF College of Education for his contributions to the field of art education at the local, state and national levels.