Susan Floyd Gunter

Chair, NASAD Committee on Ethics
Reelected October 2022; term ends October 2025

Susanne Floyd Gunter is the Chair of the Department of Art and Design and Professor of Art Education at Converse University in Spartanburg, SC. As a K-12 classroom art teacher and administrator for 28 years, Professor Gunter received numerous awards. Most recently, during her tenure as Chair at Converse, she received the 2019 Kathryne Amelia Brown Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Higher Education Level Award from the South Carolina Art Education Association.

Professor Gunter co-authored with A. Ray Doughty, The History of Arts Education in South Carolina: A Brief Retrospective, published by The South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education (May 2002), and contributed a chapter “Walking with Paulo in a Small Southern Town” to Bridging the Curriculum through Art (Wexler, A. and Shabag, V., editors, 2019). A lifetime member of the National Education Association and active in the National Association of Art Education, she serves as historian to the South Carolina Education Association and the South Carolina Art Education Association. She served two terms on the editorial review board for the journal Art Education. As a practicing artist, Professor Gunter exhibits locally and regionally. She has served on the boards of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties, assisting them to consider issues such as sustainability and capacity.

Professor Gunter serves NASAD as a visiting evaluator. She was first elected as Chair of the Committee on Ethics in 2019.

Professor Gunter holds a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Arts in Art Education degree from the University of South Carolina.

Updated November 2022