FSU Art Education at the 2021 FAEA Conference

I recently returned from the Florida Art Education Association Conference and FSU had another great showing among faculty, students, alumni, and friends of our art education program. Recently retired FSUS art teacher, Debi Barrett-Hayes, won the Distinguished Service Award, while FSU alumna, Patricia Lamb, received the Pearl Krepps Legacy Award and was elected to the … [Read more…]

Congratulations to 2021 FSU Preservice Art Education Graduates

I’m posting a personal congratulations to the 2021 Preservice Art Education Graduates from Florida State University. More than any other group of students I have worked with, these students have had to persevere during the most uncertain circumstances – completing their coursework virtually and then student teaching in art classrooms that required social distancing, PPEs, … [Read more…]

FSU Doctoral Student, Cindy Jesup, Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Cindy Jesup, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in art education at Florida State University. (The defense was virtual, but we failed to get a good video screen shot . . . these are old pictures.) Cindy’s dissertation was titled “Caught on the Net: Working with Preservice Art Educators to Develop Digital Awareness … [Read more…]

Recap of NAEA Convention: Florida State University Participation

Florida State University’s Department of Art Education had a great showing at this year’s Virtual National Art Education Association Conference. FSU faculty members (Sara Scott Shields, Ann Rowson Love, Pat Villeneuve, Amber Ward, Lisa Munson) and students (Danielle Henn, Egda Claudio, Stevie Newbold) all gave presentations. FSU Alumna Nicole Crane won the prestigious National Elementary … [Read more…]

Presentation at the International Symposium on Autoethnography & Narrative

I spent part of this weekend attending the International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (virtually of course). It was an honor to have my proposal selected among the slate of presentations. (FSU alumna Jennifer Garcia gave a wonderful presentation too!) My presentation was included within a session on “The Art of/in Autoethnography” and was paired … [Read more…]

Save the Date: AERI Virtual Symposium Events

The Art Education Research Institute Symposium Planning Committee has been hard at work in scheduling a series of free virtual symposium events for the fall semester.  These events have been titled the “AERI Friday Dialogue Series: A Just-In-Time Virtual Symposium” We hope that you will consider joining us for these virtual events. Please share the information below … [Read more…]

2020 FSU Art Education Graduates Ready for Careers in K-12 Art Instruction

Congratulations to the 2020 preservice graduates from Florida State University’s Department of Art Education. These outstanding scholars (Emily Faehnle, Gerri Sweeney, Meghan Hoss, Brie Medina, Stef Prieto, Jessica Ens) have completed our teacher certification program – under very unusual circumstances – and are ready to enter the profession of K-12 art instruction! You have demonstrated … [Read more…]

Honored by NAEA’s Southeastern Region

It was nice to head out to the mailbox the other day and receive some more good news. I was recently named the National Art Education Association’s Southeastern Region Higher Educator of the Year! (Our national conference in Minneapolis was canceled – of course – so I received the recognition in the mail, instead of … [Read more…]