Kennesaw State professor earns USG Hall of Fame teaching award

KENNESAW, Ga. | Sep 26, 2023

Diana Gregory
Diana Gregory receives a Felton Jenkins Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award.
Diana Gregory, professor of art education in the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts, was honored this month with a Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Faculty Award at the 19th Annual University System of Georgia Board of Regents Scholarship Gala.

Gregory was one of six outstanding faculty from USG institutions presented with the award for excellence in teaching and scholarship, named for the late Felton Jenkins Jr., a former Board of Regents member.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award and want to thank my research partners for working with me to better understand teaching and learning,” Gregory said. 

Gregory, who first joined Kennesaw State as part-time faculty in 2000, has in that time served as a fellow for Creativity and Innovation at the KSU Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and chair of the Inclusive Education Department in the Bagwell College of Education, as well as received the National Art Education Association Southeastern Higher Education Teacher Award in 2009 and the Georgia Art Education Association Teacher of the Year Award in 2012.

Earlier this year, Gregory received the prestigious Regents’ Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning from the USG.

Gregory becomes KSU’s tenth recipient of the Felton Jenkins, Jr. Hall of Fame Award. Previous winners were:

  • Margaret Baldwin, Theater and Performance Studies, 2016
  • Pam Marek, Psychology, 2015
  • Sabine Smith, Modern Languages, 2011
  • Karen Robinson, Theater and Performance Studies, 2010
  • Carol Barnum (former Southern Polytechnic State University), 2009
  • Mary Garner, Mathematics and Statistics, 2007
  • Gail Schiffer, Biological and Physical Sciences, 2003
  • Sarah Robbins, English, 2002
  • Carol Edwards, School of Art and Design, 2000
  • Jo Allen Bradham, English, 1997

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