James Haywood Rolling Jr., associate professor in the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, has been selected to receive the 2014 National Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award. He will be honored later this month at the annual convention of the National Art Education Association in San Diego.
Dennis Inhulsen, president of the National Art Education Association, stated, “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.”
Dr. Rolling is the author of Swarm Intelligence: What Nature Teaches Us About Shaping Creative Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Arts-Based Research Primer (Peter Lang Publishers, 2013).
Dr. Rolling is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He holds a master of fine arts degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Columbia University.