School of Art faculty selected as Distinguished Fellows


 

Virginia Art Education Association Distinguished Fellows Dr. Katherine A. Schwartz and Dr. Roger Tomhave, JMU art education faculty in the School of Art Design and Art History were recently selected as Distinguished Fellows of the Virginia Art Education Association for their leadership and scholarship contributions. 

Katherine A. Schwartz, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of The Art Education Center at JMU. Kathy Schwartz has been recognized as the Art Educator of the Year in Alaska; the Higher ED Art Educator of the Year in Alaska and Virginia; and the Higher ED Art Educator of the Year for the Southeast Region, NAEA. Kathy's scholarship is devoted to the role of art in learning and providing art programs in large rural school districts.   “A remarkable leader both in the Commonwealth and on a national basis, Dr. Schwartz has served the VAEA in multiple ways and continues to represent the state by giving major presentations at NAEA national and regional conventions,” said Renee Sandell, Ph.D. George Mason University.

Roger Tomhave, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of Art Education Student Teaching at JMU. Roger Tomhave has been recognized as the National Supervision/Administration Art Educator of the Year, the Virginia State Art Educator of the Year, and the Southeastern Region Supervision/Administration Art Educator of the Year by the NAEA. Roger's scholarship is devoted to art education assessments and measuring student learning through portfolio development. “Dr. Tomhave’s giving spirit is known outside the Commonwealth of Virginia and indeed even NAEA as he has been asked to give keynotes at state conventions in Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia,” said Pamela G. Taylor, Ph.D. Virginia Commonwealth University.

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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