Robin Vande Zande, School of Art
Robin Vande Zande, School of Art, received three National Art Education Awards from the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for outstanding achievement in the field of art and design education.
She has been recognized as the 2018 National Higher Education Art Educator and the 2018 Western Region Higher Education Art Educator in addition to being inducted as a NAEA Distinguished National Fellow. Additionally, she has received one state-level award from Ohio Art Education Association (Higher Educator of the Year) and one from the Kent State Alumni Association (Distinguished Teaching Award), both awarded in 2017. Dr. Vande Zande is currently full professor of art education at Kent State’s School of Art where her focus is on design education. The awards were presented at the NAEA National Convention in Seattle, Washington, which took place March 22-24, 2018.