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University official , art educator

Donald Jack Davis, American university official, art educator.


Davis, Donald Jack was born on May 17, 1938 in Canton, Texas, United States. Son of Sawnie Emmanuel and Oleta (Kearby) Davis.


Bachelor, Baylor University, 1959;Master of Arts, Baylor University, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1966.


Coordinator research and graduate programs in art, associate professor art, Texas Technology U., Lubbock, 1967-1969;associate director aesthetic education program, Center Midwestern Regional Ednl. Laboratory, St. Ann, Missouri, 1969-1971;director evaluation arts in general education project, Center Midwestern Regional Ednl. Laboratory, St. Ann, Missouri, 1969-1971;director graduate studies in art, U. North Texas, Denton, 1971-1976;chair department art, U. North Texas, Denton, 1976-1983;associate vice president academic affairs, U. North Texas, Denton, 1983-1985;vice provost, associate vice president academic affairs, U. North Texas, Denton, 1985-1993;professor art, U. North Texas, Denton, since 1971;dean school visual arts, U. North Texas, Denton, since 1993;co-director, North Texas Institute for Educators of the Visual Arts, since 1990.

Junior high school art teacher Waco (Texas) Public Schools, 1959-1961. Instructor art Baylor University, summers 1960, 61, Wayland Bapt U., Plainview, Texas, 1961-1963. Instructor art education University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1964-1965.

Visiting professor art Illinois StateU., Normal, summer 1967. Research assistant University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1963-1964. Cons.local, state and national school districts, state departments of education, foundations, art centers, art projects, colleges universities.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) The Artist in the School: A Report on the Artist-in-Residence Project, 1970, Behavioral Emphasis in Art Education, 1975. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books. Co-editor Texas Trends in Art Education, Texas Art Education Newsletter, 1967-1969.

      Co-editor Studies in Art Education, 1973-1975, senior editor, 1975-1977. Senior editor publications National Council Art Administrators, 1981-1985. Member editorial board Studies in Art Education, 1977-1979.


Member National Art Education Association (life, Lowenfeld award 1990, distinguished fellow 1989, outstanding higher education art educator of year 1988, board directors), Seminar for Research in Art Education, Council on Policy Studies in Art Education, International Society Education Through Art, United States Society for Education Through Art, National Council Art Administrators (board directors 1981-1984), National Society Study Education, Texas Art Education Association (president 1987-1989, executive committee since 1986, Texas Art Educator of Year 1990), Phi Beta Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting, reading, travel, gardening.


Married Gail Comer, June 2, 1962. 1 child, Paul Reid.

Sawnie Emmanuel Davis

Oleta (Kearby) Davis

Gail Comer

Paul Reid Davis