FLORENCE – Donna Goodman, a professor of art education at Francis Marion University, has been named the South Carolina Art Education Association’s Outstanding Art Educator of the Year.
She will receive the award at the SCAEA Staff Development Conference in Myrtle Beach in October. Goodman was nominated for the award by Ashlee Basinger, a fellow member of the art education faculty at Francis Marion.
Criteria for the award are:
• Demonstrates outstanding teaching;
• Demonstrates leadership, advocacy and service within the SCAEA;
• Demonstrated local, state or national reputation in art education;
• Development of an outstanding art education program at the local, state or national level.
“Donna Goodman has been a real innovator at Francis Marion and in her teaching,” said Kathe Stanley, past president of the SCAEA. “This award is long overdue.”
Goodman, who joined the FMU faculty in 1987, is the Peter D. Hyman Professor of Art and the coordinator of art education at Francis Marion. She was the recipient of the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor Award for 1995-96 at FMU.
She received the B.F.A. degree from Coker College, the M.A. and Ed.S. degrees from the University of South Carolina, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alabama.
Prior to coming to FMU, she taught in Darlington County schools. Her artwork has appeared in numerous exhibitions around the country and garnered many awards.
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