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Suzanne S. Duvall

Dr. Suzanne Duvall has been part of the UNA Department of Art faculty since 1997.  She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Mississippi; and a B.F.A. from Mississippi University for Women.  Dr. Duvall studied French at the Sorbonne and has traveled abroad extensively. She is a charter member of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts Education (DARTS) of the National Council for Exceptional Children and has served as a cover artist for the National Forum magazine.  

As the parent of a son with autism, Dr. Duvall is strongly committed to special needs art education for students with autism and has presented extensively on this topic nationally and internationally.  Most recently, she was the keynote speaker for the 8th Annual Art Education for Special Populations Symposium "Making Art with Diverse Learners" at Moore College of Art & Design funded by a grant from the John F. Kennedy Center's Very Special Arts (VSA) Division.  She has also shared her experience in the book Understanding Students with Autism through Art, edited by Drs. Gerber and Kellman (2010) and is a long term member of the Special Needs Art Education (SNAE) Division of the National Art Education Association.  

Dr. Duvall loves sharing her passion for art with students in her art appreciation courses at UNA and mentoring future art teachers through her role as Faculty Media Specialist for the Department of Art.  She also serves as Art Director for the Children's Museum of the Shoals and greatly enjoys teaching children's "Meet the Masters" art classes during the museum's summer art workshop series.

A member of Phi Kappa Phi since 1991, Dr. Duvall represented UNA on the Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee (Art and Art History) for many years and reactivated the Delta Mu Chapter of Kappa Pi, an International Art Honor Society, at UNA in 1998.  She is currently completing an exciting interactive online art appreciation course designed to reach and engage local, national, and international UNA students with art in an individually meaningful way. 

https://moore.edu/calendar/art-special-education-symposium2

Position:
Professor of Art

Education:
Ph.D. University of Mississippi

Courses Taught:
-Art Appreciation
-Methodologies & Materials in Art

Contact:
sszurinsky@una.edu
(256) 765-4384