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Mary Elizabeth Meier - May Mentor

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Meier is a professor in art education, a printmaker and mixed media artist, narrative researcher, and consultant for professional learning in arts education. She teaches pre-service art teachers as they complete their University field experience coursework and supervised student-teaching internships in art education. She teaches graduate students in the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania fully online masters program in art education. Meier also works in school districts to lead professional development workshops for art and music teachers in the areas of qualitative assessment, student learning, and the habits and dispositions of creative and artistic work.

A native of Colorado, Dr. Meier has taught k-12 art students art in Florida, Connecticut, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. She earned her B.S, M.S. in art education at The Florida State University and her Ph.D. in art education at The Pennsylvania State University. In 2017 she completed a three-year term on the editorial review board for the Art Education journal. She continues to review book manuscript proposals for the National Art Education’s Publications and Materials Committee. Dr. Meier mentors emerging authors in the areas of trans-disciplinary learning and arts integration, arts-based narrative research methods, and new media technologies.

Dr. Meier joined the PAEA Board of Directors in 2005 as a regional representative. She has served the organization in a number of capacities and has been the recipient of the Elementary Art Educator of the Year award (2006) and the Outstanding Regional Co-Representative award (2007) with Kris Fontes. In 2010 she was elected President-Elect of PAEA. In 2016 she was named PA Art Educator of the Year. This award was conferred at NAEA in March of 2017 during the annual convention.