The 2018-2019 academic year began as a time of change for the Department of Art Education at Florida State University. At the conclusion of the 2018 summer semester, Dr. David Gussak stepped down as Chair after 10 years of leading the department to unparalleled levels of growth under his excellent leadership. Further change was announced for the college in November when Dr. James Frazier of Virginia Commonwealth University was named the new Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Dr. Frazier will begin his new position on June 17th. However, while the college experienced some transitions this year, there were quite a few notable events that took place as well. Take a look at some of the headliners included in this academic years newsletter:
Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions – Inclusive Museums Conference
American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Conference
Dr. Antonio Cuyler – Past Travels and International Presentations
Overall, the items featured in this newsletter offer just a small slice of the many amazing events, accolades, and initiatives that occurred throughout the Department of Art Education in recent months. It may be a time of change for all of us, but it is also one of continued focus in which we strengthen our resolve to bolster our departmental identity as a global leader in social justice through the arts.