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consultant , Arts educator

Bonnie Lee Gilliom, American arts educator, consultant. Certified teacher, Ohio. Grantee Ohio Education Deans Task Force, 1983, 84, 85, Ohio Arts Council, 1985, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92; recipient 1st Place award Institute for Instruction by Radio and television, 1962, Meritorious award, Ohio Association of Health, Physical Education and Dance, Creativity award National University Continuing Education Association, 1988.


Gilliom, Bonnie Lee was born on March 1, 1933 in Mansfield, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Gregor Leonard and Rella Hildegard (Jacobs) Cherp.


Bachelor, Heidelberg College, 1955. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1971.

Postdoctoral, Tucson Creative Dance Center, 1976. Postdoctoral, Chelsea School of Human Movement, England, 1978.


Television teacher, writer, Stations WOSU, WVIZ, National Institute of Technology, KPIX, Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland and San Francisco, 1959-1968;lecturer, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1971-1976, 92-95;director/developer, Meanings, Modes and Moods of Movement Program, Ohio., 1979-1982;associate director Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1982-1992. Lecturer San Francisco State University, 1962-1965. Director/developer 4M program 48 schools, Ohio, West Virginia, Utah and Mexico, 1973-1977.

Project director elementary secretary education act Columbus Public Schools, 1971-1973.


  • Certified teacher, Ohio.



Member Columbus Council on World Affairs, Friends of WOSU. Member of advisory county Ohio Department Education, Columbus, 1980-1986. Board directors Ohio Very Special Arts Network, Columbus, 1980-1986.

Board of trustees Friends of the Arts of Upper Arlington, Grandparents Living Theatre. Member Greater Columbus Arts Council Christopher School. Member American Alliance Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

National Dance Association, Heidelberg Fellow, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Delta Epsilon, Pi Lambda Theta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, art, music, skiing, snorkeling.


Married Morris Eugene Gilliom, December 29, 1956. Children: Gregor William, Julia Lee.

Gregor Leonard Cherp

Rella Hildegard (Jacobs) Cherp

Morris Eugene Gilliom

Gregor William Gilliom

Julia Lee Gilliom