D. Jack Davis, a longtime professor of art and founding dean of UNT's College of Visual Arts and Design, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).
Davis, who was honored for his contributions to the field, was presented with the award at the 9th Annual Symposium on Early Texas Art and Texas Art Fair held in Dallas in April.
Davis began his career at UNT as a professor of art in 1971. During his tenure, he has served in the following positions:
Before joining UNT, Davis served on the art faculty at Texas Tech University, University of Minnesota, Wayland Baptist University in Plainview and Baylor University. He also taught in the Waco public schools.
Davis is a life member and Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, which includes elementary, secondary, middle and high school art teachers and representatives from major art museums, state departments of education, arts councils and major colleges and universities. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Service Within the Profession Award from the National Art Education Association. In 2005, he was named National Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.
Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at Ellen.Rossetti@unt.edu.