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Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain, Ph.D.
Dr. Heather Leah Ryerson Fountain is an Associate Professor of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where she serves as the chair of the undergraduate art education program. She teaches graduate and undergraduate art education students, as well as special education and elementary education majors, about the power of art to reach and teach all students. Dr. Fountain was most recently recognized for her work with children and adults with disabilities, including the creation of a unique course titled Designing for Disabilities, which calls on art education students to engage in disability awareness through interaction with design partners from the local community who have various disabilities. In 2012 she was awarded the Pennsylvania Art Education Association’s Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator Award and in 2013 was received the National Art Education Association's, Council for Exceptional Children, VSA Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Art Educator Award.