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Mary A. Zahner, PhD

Occupation: Art EducatorMary Zahner Born: Dover, Ohio, March 30, 1938

Education:
PhD, The Ohio State University (1987)
MA, Ohio University (1969)
BFA, Ohio University (1960)

Career:
Professor Emerita, University of Dayton (2008-Present)
Professor, University of Dayton (2000-2008)
Associate Professor, University of Dayton (1991-2000)
Assistant Professor, University of Dayton (1974-1991)
Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1980-1982)
From Instructor of Art Education to Assistant Professor, University of Dayton (1971-1974)
Chair, Art Department, Dover High School (1969-1971)
Instructor, Art, Dover High School (1967-1968)
Instructor, Art, Logan High School, Ohio (1961-1962)
Instructor, Art, Springfield Township Schools, Akron, OH (1960-1961)

Career Related:
Executive Board, Oxford Round Table, England (2004); Board Member, Western Regional Professional Development Center (1996-2004); Reviewer, Prentice Hall, Inc. (1996-1998); Member, Arts Series Committee, University of Dayton (1995-1998); Reviewer, Harcourt Brace & Company (1993-1998); Member, Advisory Committee, Teacher Preparation Programs, Ohio Department of Education (1997); Member, Higher Education Steering Committee, Ohio Department of Education (1995); Member, Faculty Rights, Governance and Service Committee, University of Dayton (1992-1993)

Civic:
Member-at-Large, Education Committee, Culture Works: Arts and Culture Alliance Miami Valley (1996); Coordinator, 3D Congressional Art Contest, Sponsored by Tony P. Hall, Dayton, OH (1993-1995); Member, Kettering Arts Council (1988-1993); Member, Discretionary Support Committee, Miami Valley Arts Council, Dayton, OH (1992); Secretary, Kettering Arts Council (1990)

Creative Works:
Presenter, “Credentialing Art Education Practice,” Distinguished Fellows of the Ohio Art Education Association (2018); Author, “An Experiment in American Educational Philosophy,” American History Journal (2016); Presenter, “Vistas of Change in Visual Arts Education,” School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University (2016); Presenter, “Reinterpretation of the 1976 Arts and Aesthetics Education Conference,” Teachers College, Columbia University (2015); Exhibitor, Gallery Saint John, the Marianist Environmental Education Center, Dayton, OH (2008-2011, 2013-2015); Exhibitor, Open Air Painting, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2011); Exhibitor, Pleiades Gallery, New York (2006-2007, 2009); Exhibitor, University Council of Art Educators, Pleiades Gallery (2006); Member, Editorial Board, Ohio Art Education Journal, Ohio Art Education Association (1986-2005); Presenter, Oxford Round Table Education (2004); Presenter, Western Regional Professional Development Center (1996-2004); Author, “Barkan” (2003); Exhibitor, Group Shows, Westbeth Gallery, New York (1995); Editor, Newsletter Artline, Ohio Art Education Association (1988);  Contributing Author, Chapters, Books

Achievements:
When Dr. Zahner looks back at her career what she is most proud of is that she helped many students. And the keep in touch via email. So, they will contact her, as they have done throughout the years, even when she was teaching in the 60’s they would keep in touch, as well as when they are retired.

Awards:
Recipient, Higher Education Division Award, Ohio Art Education Association (2007); Honoree, Outstanding Art Teacher, Western District, Ohio Art Education Association (1992, 1996); Recipient, Institute Faculty Award, Ohio Partnership for Visual Arts (1989); Recipient, Best of Show Award, Canton Art Institute (1969); Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Workshop Coordinator, Ohio Art Education Association (1997, 1992); Consultant, Teacher Inservice for Dayton Public Schools, Ohio Art Education Association (1995); Member, Organization of Educational Historians; Member, Dayton Society of Artists; Member, National Art Education Association; Fellow, Ohio Art Education Association

Political Affiliation:
Democrat

Family:
Daughter of Alfred James Riggle and Anna Elizabeth (Stewart) Riggle
Widow: John Charles Opalek (8/21/1982-12/2012) (Deceased); Gordon Dean Zahner (8/27/1960-3/1967) (Deceased)
Children: Anne Colette Krach
Grandchildren: Sarah Rose Krach

Hobbies:
Music; Theater; Physical fitness

Biography Sources:
ho’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Education – 1994-1995, 4th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1996-1997, 25th Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in the Midwest – 1994-1995, 24th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in the World – 2008, 25th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the World – 2007, 24th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the World – 2006, 23rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the World – 2005, 22nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the World – 2000, 17th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in the World – 1998, 15th Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in the World – 1997, 14th Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in the World – 1996, 13th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2010-2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2008-2009, 27th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2006-2007, 25th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2002-2003, 23rd Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2001-2002, 22nd Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who of American Women – 1997-1998, 20th Edition (pub. 1997)

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