Jason Brown Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
Each year, the University of Tennessee College of Arts and Sciences recognizes tenured and tenure-track faculty excellence in teaching by presenting both junior- and senior-level teaching awards. This year, the college honored School of Art Associate Professor Jason Sheridan Brown with the Senior-Level Excellence in Teaching Award.
Jason Brown, associate professor of sculpture, challenges students intellectually and creatively and has developed new courses in the fields of sculpture and Eco-Art. Brown has more recently engaged his students and the discipline in the national discussion about historic monuments and questions of race, privilege, and politics.
Brown regularly seeks out opportunities for his students to engage with and create work in the community; his students recently created site-specific environmental art projects at Dogwood Elementary School and GATOP gardens. Brown has long promoted public sculpture to support both student instruction and the arts on campus and in the community. His commitment has resulted in important campus acquisitions. Off campus, Brown has collaborated with UTIA and other partners to develop a new extension garden and sculpture trail in East Knoxville at the GATOP gardens.