Educators to Watch

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Last year, as a complement to our perennial and popular special reports — “People To Watch” (influential professional creatives) and “Students To Watch” (rising graduates of note) — we added an annual “Educators To Watch” feature to our mix.

THE REASON
Design education and educators have more influence than ever on the fast-changing shape of design, media and culture. This is certainly true of the 2018 group, who run the gamut from legends to relative newcomers, from full-timers to adjuncts, from teachers to administrators, and from those who planned a teaching career and those who found it by serendipity.

THE COMMON THREAD
These are people who are making a difference to their students, schools and community.

Nikki Juen | Vermont College of Fine Arts
Cheryl Heller | MFA Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Frank Baseman | Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce, Jefferson
Jessica Barry | School of Advertising Art (SAA)
Thomas Mcnulty | Academy of Art University
Dermot Mac Cormack | Tyler School of Design
Anthony Wood | Shillington Education
Carole Mauge-Lewis | College of The Arts, Kennesaw State University
Robert Finkel | Auburn University
Shushi Yoshinaga | Antoinette Westphal College of Media, Arts & Design, Drexel University
Jay Adams | Robertson School of Media And Culture, Virginia Commonwealth University
Pamela S. Barby | Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Educators to Watch 2017 >
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