Memphis College of Art is so pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Wilson has been named the 2019 Tennessee Art Education Association (TAEA) Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. Dr. Wilson will be honored at the TAEA Professional Development Fall Conference at an Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.
Dr. Wilson has been an active leader in education K-20 in Tennessee for over 40 years. Having served as an elementary classroom teacher, art teacher K-12, Fine Arts Supervisor, K-12 General Education Supervisor, Assistant Principal, Principal, Education Consultant; Assistant, Associate and Professor of Art Education; as well as a Research and Assessment Associate. She has worked for Shelby County Schools, Union University, Memphis College of Art, The University of Memphis and Johns Hopkins University. She is a Fulbright Scholar and Specialist having worked at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Wilson has research interests in teacher training, STEAM education, program assessment, classroom research and reform, mindfulness, leadership development, and creative thinking. She has also received numerous awards and served on a variety of education committees and boards. She currently serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty and Interim Director of Art Education Programs at Memphis College of Art. Cathy has lived for the past thirty years in Arlington, Tennessee with her husband, Don, a retired pilot for Delta Airlines. She has a daughter, Shelby who is married to Adam Hartman.
Congratulations, Dr. Wilson!