Lifetime Achievement Award

Kristi Oliver – Davis Publications, Worcester

Dr. Kristi Oliver is currently the Professional Development Manager for Davis Publications in Worcester, MA, a company committed to helping art educators since 1901. Drawing from over 20 years of teaching experience in both high school and university settings, Dr. Oliver aims to assist communities in providing high quality art education experiences for everyone. She earned a PhD in Educational Studies from Lesley University where her research explored the perspectives of high school photography teachers regarding visual literacy. Dr. Oliver was recently awarded the National Art Education Association’s Eastern Region Award and was previously honored with the Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year and the Secondary Art Educator of the Year awards. Additionally, she was honored as an Outstanding Arts Advocate in Art Education by Arts|Learning. She served as the President of the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) and on the NAEA Research Commission. Dr. Oliver also served as the Program Director for Art All-State Massachusetts, a nationally recognized program that brought together professional artists and high school juniors for an intense collaborative artmaking experience. Currently, Dr. Oliver is the NAEA Eastern Region Vice President and the editor of NAEA’s Translations publication.