Art+Design Education Professor Earns National Award


We are so pleased to announce that Professor Kryssi Staikidis of the NIU School of Art and Design has been chosen as this year's recipient of the J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. COMC Award, presented by the National Art Education Association Committee on Multiethnic Concerns (COMC).

According to the NAEA, the J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. COMC Award "honors individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the field of art education in advancing and promoting education, investigation, and celebration of cultural and ethnic heritage within our global community. The record of achievement may reflect remarkable scholarly writing, research, professional leadership, teaching and/or community service that advances the ideals of culturally responsive pedagogy in teaching and learning communities. Further, this award highlights the legacy of Dr. J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. in bringing to light accomplishments historically and contemporarily by people of color in fully advancing NAEA policy and practice."

Congratulations, Kryssi!

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