Rolling Named 2014 National Higher Education Art Educator of the Year
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) will honor James Haywood Rolling Jr., dual associate professor of art education in the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, with the 2014 National Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award.
This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the national level within their division. The award will be presented at the NAEA National Convention in San Diego, Calif., March 29-31.
NAEA President, Dennis Inhulsen states, “This award is being given to recognize excellence in professional accomplishment and service by a dedicated art educator. James Haywood Rolling Jr. exemplifies the highly qualified art educators active in education today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars and advocates who give their best to their students and the profession.”
Rolling has published articles, essays and book reviews in such peer-reviewed journals as Qualitative Inquiry, Studies in Art Education, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, the Journal of Curriculum Studies and the Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy, and serves as a review board member of the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.
Rolling’s scholarly interests include arts-based educational research; the intersection of visual culture and identity politics; curriculum theory; semiotics and symbolic interaction; social justice and community-engaged scholarship; and narrative and poetic forms of inquiry in qualitative research. Rolling recently published two books, “Swarm Intelligence: What Nature Teaches Us About Shaping Creative Leadership” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), and “Arts-Based Research Primer” (Peter Lang, 2013).
As a visual artist, Rolling specializes in mixed media explorations and portraiture.