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Mollie Rushing


Instructor in Art


1994 B.S.E. – Spanish, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
1991-92 – Spanish, University of NC at Asheville
Asheville, NC
1986 M.A. – Art Education, East TN State University,
Johnson City, TN
1983 B.F.A. – Art, University of Southern MS, Hattiesburg, MS

Areas of Expertise

Introduction to Art
Art Education
Marbling and Paper Design

Research Interests

Art with Alzheimer Patients
Art with Special Needs Students

Professional Certifications/Experiences

Mississippi Class AA Teaching Certificate, K-12, Art
Mississippi Class A Teaching Certificate, 7-12, Spanish


2015 Presentation to the Tennessee Valley Art Museum, Tuscumbia, AL, in cooperation with the opening of an exhibit of outsider artist Carolyn Norris.

2014 Mississippi Outstanding Art Educator of the Year, Elected by the MAEA

2012 Conference Organizer and Leader for the MAEA Spring 2012 Conference at Delta State University

2011 Reviewer of new Art Education Textbook for Pearson Teacher Education Division, “Teaching Art: Methods for the Real World of Elementary & Middle School Art Education”, 501 Boylston St. Ste. 900, Boston MA 02116, Fall 2011.

2011 Co-Presentation “Fibers and Quilts” at the Spring 2011 Annual Conference of the MS Family and Consumer Science.

2010 Reviewer of new Art Appreciation Textbook for Thames & Hudson Ltd, Registered in England at 181A High Holborn, London WC1V 7QX, publication Fall 2010

2010 Conference Presentation “Moveable Books” at the Fall 2010 Conference of the MS Art Education Association.