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Art history educator

Susan Havens Caldwell, American art educator. Recipient Arts and Education award, Governor Oklahoma, 1994, Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in Arts award, Oklahoma University College Fine Arts, 2003; fellow, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1968-1969; grantee, United States-Spanish Joint Committee Cultural Cooperative, 1986-1987.


Caldwell, Susan Havens was born on June 9, 1938 in Clinton, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Charles Hayes and Mary Jane (Oberer) Havens.


Bachelor, Washburn University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1974.


Assistant professor art history department art Boise (Idaho) State University, 1974-1976. Assistant professor School Art University Oklahoma, Norman, 1976-1981, associate professor, 1981—2004, professor, since 2004, assistant director graduate programs in art history.


  • Other Work

    • Author (co-producer): (films) And They Sang a New Song: 24 Musical Elders at Santiago de Compostela, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals. Author: (exhibition catalog) Art of the Sixties, 2002.


Member National Organization for Women, College Art Association American, International Center Medieval Art, Society Hispanic Art History Studies in the United States, Feminist Medieval Art History Project.


Married Peter Richard Caldwell, August 30, 1961. Children: Margaret Elizabeth Caldwell Mesander, Peter Charles.

Charles Hayes Havens

Mary Jane (Oberer) Havens

Peter Richard Caldwell

Peter Charles Caldwell

Margaret Elizabeth Caldwell Mesander Caldwell