Danielle Boutet

Trustee, Board of Trustees


Danielle Boutet, Ph.D., has been an active member of the Goddard community: after graduating with her MA from the off-campus BA/MA program in 1991, she was faculty member, then program director of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, which she founded in 1997. She has also served as Dean of Academic Affairs in 2002-2003. Throughout the years, she was known to be passionate about pedagogy and a strong advocate of progressive education and the Goddard model. Boutet is a music composer, interdisciplinary artist and full professor at the University of Quebec at Rimouski. Her research questions center around the phenomenology of the artistic experience, the creative process, and art as a way of knowing. She experiments with 1st-person research methodologies and tools to study practice (especially artistic practice). Danielle Boutet is also a consultant on questions of interdisciplinarity in the arts and an active member of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research (CIRET). She has written numerous articles and lectured throughout Europe and North America.


Ph.D., Creative Process and Theory of Art (Honour Roll), Laval University, Quebec
Magisteriate of Fine Arts, Open Media, Concordia University, Montreal
MA, Philosophy of Art, Goddard College
Bachelor of Music (Honours), University of Montreal