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artist , art educator

Meredith Eagon Rode, American artist, educator. Recipient Sussman award Union Institute, 1994, Excellence in Academy award National Education Association, 2000; named Distinguished Educator, University District of Columbia, 2009; research grantee University District of Columbia, 1983, 85.


Rode, Meredith Eagon was born on March 27, 1938 in Delaware, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Gilbert Frend and Ruth Odah (Hopwood) Eagon.


Bachelor, George Washington University, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, University Maryland, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Union Institute, Cincinnati, 1994.


Head art program Colorado Academy, Denver, 1959-1962. Assistant instructor Corcoran School Art, Washington, 1962-1968. Art instructor Walden School, 1963-1968.

Associate professor art Federal City College, 1968-1977. Professor art University District of Columbia, since 1977, chair, mass media, visual and performing arts. Adjunct professor art University Maryland, College Park, since 1996.

Vice president Women's Caucus Art, 1974-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include United States Department State Art in Embassies, since 1977. Contributor (logo) 20th Annual March on Washington, 1983, (illustration) Earth Day Publication, 1990.


Vice-chair U. District of Columbia/Advocates Plus, since 1996. Member American Association of University Professors (secretary local chapter since 1997), Founds. in Art Theory and Education, Art Conference African Art Studies Association, College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, walking, traveling.


Married Alex Rode Redmountain, August 31, 1958 (divorced 1984). Married Arthur Michael Diness, October 6, 1988 (deceased September 2002). Children: Cecily Diness, Jordan Rode, Marnie Rode, Ethan Diness.

Gilbert Frend Eagon

Ruth Odah (Hopwood) Eagon

Alex Rode Redmountain

Arthur Michael Diness

Cecily Diness Rode

Jordan Rode

Marnie Rode

Ethan Diness Rode