Kennesaw State University

Diana Gregory

Kennesaw State University
Faculty Fellow for Creativity and Innovation
Diana Gregory received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, a MEd in Interrelated Special Education from North Georgia College and State University, and a MS and PhD in Art Education from Florida State University. In 2006, she joined Kennesaw State University as a full-time faculty member serving as program coordinator in the art education program. As an artist, she has exhibited paintings and prints across the country and her recent published art works include “Resting in the Darkness” and “Falling Apart” in Susanne Fincher’s (2009) The mandala workbook: A creative guide for self-exploration, balance, and well-being and Babes in Croneland, a performance presentation at the Seen + Heard Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. A former botanical illustrator and graphic artist, she has conducted workshops and presented lectures nationally concerning the post modern context of creativity. Her research interests include the elements and assessment of creativity in multiple disciplines, aging and creativity, and creativity across the life span. Her professional training in art therapy has guided her work with children with exceptionalities and adults and children with traumatic brain injury. She has taught in a variety of settings including art galleries, school systems, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Dr. Gregory received the 2013 Georgia Art Education Teacher of the Year Award, College of the Arts 2011-12 Distinguished Service Award, Southeastern National Art Education Association Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award in 2009 and served as chair for Creativity Everyday, the 2011 Georgia Art Education Association Fall Professional Learning Conference. Dr. Gregory is a member of several organizations including the Georgia Art Therapy Association, the American Art Therapy Association, the Georgia Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association.

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