Cal State L.A. Professor Receives 1999 Pacific Region Higher Education Art Educator Award
Los Angeles, CA - March 15, 1999 - Pasadena resident Carol S. Jeffers, an associate professor of Art at Cal State L.A., was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the Pacific Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes an NAEA member for exemplary contribution, service, and achievement at a regional level within each NAEA Division. The award will be presented at the NAEA national convention in Washington, DC, March 24-28, 1999.
Carol Jeffers, who joined the Cal State L.A. art faculty in 1993, holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. She is an expert in pre-service teacher education, multicultural art education and curriculum theory. She is currently the director of Cal State L.A.'s collaborative Art Education Program at El Sereno Youth Center. Jeffers has also been working collaboratively with the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena to develop new art education programs.
According to NAEA president Michael Day, the award "recognizes a high level of professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. Jeffers exemplifies the high quality of individuals involved in the field of art education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, and advocates who give their very best to the profession."
NAEA's membership includes elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art educators in 50 states, representatives from America's major art museum, State Department of Education, art councils, and major colleges and universities throughout the United States and 66 foreign countries.