Susan Floyd Gunter


Chair, NASAD Committee on Ethics
Elected October 2019; term ends October 2022

Susanne Floyd Gunter is the Chair of the Department of Art and Design at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. As a K–12 classroom art teacher and administrator for 28 years, Professor Gunter has received numerous awards. Most recently during her six years as Chair at Converse, she received the 2015 Higher Education Level Award by the South Carolina Art Education Association and the 2019 Kathryne Amelia Brown Award for Teaching Excellence from Converse College.

Professor Gunter co-authored with A. Ray Doughty, The History of Arts Education in South Carolina: A Brief Retrospective, The South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education (May 2002), and contributed a chapter “Walking with Paulo in a Small Southern Town” in Bridging the Curriculum through Art (Wexler, A. and Shabag, V., editors, 2019). Active in NEA and NAEA, 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. Currently, she serves on the board of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties and assists several non- profits, helping them to consider issues such as sustainability and capacity.

Professor Gunter has served NASAD as a visiting evaluator and as an Annual Meeting presenter.

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

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Posted December 2019