Alumna Receives Outstanding Teacher Award


Publication Date: 3/30/2009

Dr. Joanne Glover Sowell ’72, a professor of art and art history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), is one of nine recipients of a UNO Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award. The program, in its 13th year, honors distinguished teaching in the classroom. Each faculty recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.

Sowell teaches art history courses in the university Freshman Year Experience program, which provides courses focusing on college success for incoming freshmen, and CADRE II: the Arts Masters program, which focuses on arts integration for new K-12 teachers. She also works with the Center for Innovation in Arts Education, which collaborates on educational projects around the region and recently received the UNO Strategic Planning Award for Community Engagement.

She received her B.A. in art and mathematics from Rhodes, M.A. in art history from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in art history from Florida State University. Sowell joined UNO as an assistant professor of art history in 1986. See more at