Carlos Silveira is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at California State University Long Beach. He was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. After emigrating to the United States, he received an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Northern Illinois University, and a PhD. in Fine Arts, with an Art Education emphasis from Texas Tech University. He has also completed a one-year internship at the Museum of Modern Art in New york City. His service-learning instruction focuses on cross-cultural perspectives in Art Education.