Dr. Donalyn Heise was selected as the recipient of a competitive national award by the National Art Education Association. She will receive the prestigious Lowenfeld Award – and present the "Lowenfeld Lecture" on a topic of her choice – at the NAEA conference in Minneapolis in April 2024. 

Friends and former students of Viktor Lowenfeld established the Lowenfeld award in 1960 to honor an individual who over the years has made significant contributions to art education. The recipient of this award presents the “Lowenfeld Lecture” at the National Convention.

Dr. Heise is currently the Assistant Chair for Art Education. She is an award-winning porcelain artist, educator and author whose work focuses on the transformative power of art. Research includes art teacher preparation and fostering resilience through art for underserved populations. She conducts keynote presentations, workshops and professional development for schools, universities, and associations around the world.


Jan. 8, 2024
Faculty & Staff
Art Education