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Fern Tavalin Ed.D, Professor + Department Chair, Art Education

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Fern Tavalin, Ed.D., Professor and Department Chair
Art Education Department

Fern Tavalin is a creative educator and project director whose work is nationally known for technology innovation, using multimedia and telecommunication to improve student learning in the arts and humanities. She has spoken widely on topics including arts assessment, technology innovation, project-based learning, and the development of digital portfolios. From 1995-2005, she originated and led The WEB Project, an award winning initiative that created collaborative online processes for reflection and critique of student work in the arts and humanities. For the past seven years she has actively shown her photographs in juried shows in Sarasota, FL and Savannah, GA and in the Beijing art district of Cao Chang Di. In May 2014, Champlain College awarded Fern an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts for her contributions to the field of education. In addition, she gave the college’s commencement address to the undergraduates.


D.F.A. Champlain College; Honoris Causa

Ed.D UMASS, Amherst; Creativity and Creative Problem Solving

MEd University of Vermont; Curriculum and Instruction

BA    Franklin and Marshall College; Economics