Professor Emerita Enid Zimmerman has won the 2023 Distinguished Researcher in Asian Art and Culture Education award from the National Art Education Association Asian Art and Culture Interest Group (AACIG).
AACIG recognizes a distinguished researcher in the field of art education who demonstrates profound interest in advocating for Asian art and culture and exemplifies excellence in the profession. The distinguished speaker's body of work is culturally responsive and provides transformative applications that emphasize inclusive practices for teaching and researching Asian art and culture. This year, the group honored mentors who have made a positive impact on Asian American scholars and researchers in arts education. Zimmerman was selected through her work in creativity, cultural sensitivity, data visualization and her impact through gifted education. According to AACIG, her mentorship is a guiding light for many international students to become today's vital voices for continued efforts in innovative and transformative teaching and learning.