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MICA Faculty, Students, Alumni to Present at 2009 NAEA Convention

Gathering in Minneapolis April 17-21 Also Honors Three Faculty Members With Major Awards

Posted 04.13.09 by MICA Media Relations

Karen Carroll

MINNEAPOLIS--MICA faculty, staff, and students will share their knowledge and research with colleagues at the 2009 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention, the largest gathering of visual arts educators in the world. The theme of this year's convention, which takes place April 17-21, is Visual Arts Education: A Landscape for 21st Century Learning.

Members of the MICA community will be speaking on a number of topics at the annual gathering, including "Street Smarts: Adolescent Sketchbooks of Life and Love," "Extending the Secondary Art Classroom Through Social Networking and New Media Art Production," "In Your Own Back Yard: Preservice Students Partner With Urban Public School System to Teach and Work in Schools," and "Are We Teaching Kids to Follow Rules or Make Thoughtful Decisions?"

The following MICA faculty will also be honored with major awards at the convention:

Karen Lee Carroll, Ed.D., winner of the 2009 National Art Educator Award

Dean of MICA's Center for Art Education and the Florence Gaskins Harper Chair in Art Education, Karen Carroll oversees MICA's Master of Arts in Teaching, Summer MA in Art Education, Summer MFA in Studio Art, and Master of Arts in Community Arts programs.

Joan M. E. Gaither, Ph.D., winner of the 2009 Committee on Multiethnic Concerns J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award

Chair of MICA's undergraduate art education department, Joan Gaither teaches courses in psychology of teaching and learning, strategies for teaching art, and critical response to art.

Mary Hafeli, Ed.D., winner of the 2009 Manuel Barkan Award

Director of MICA's Master of Arts in Teaching program, Mary Hafeli teaches courses in art and human development, investigations of studio materials for teaching, and qualitative research.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Image caption: Karen Lee Carroll, Ed.D.


Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

2009 NAEA Conference Panels and Panelists