Dr. Janice Simon is one of five UGA faculty to receive a 2017 First-Year Odyssey Seminar Teaching Award for her course, “Looking at Art in the Georgia Museum of Art.” Simon, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History, introduces her students to the museum’s academic, research and public service missions for the university and the state through this course. Students have the opportunity to meet with Georgia Museum of Art curators, create exhibitions, and gain great experience in the development of a show.
First-Year Odyssey seminars are designed to introduce new undergraduate students to the academic life of the University, allowing students to engage with faculty and other first-year students in a small class environment to learn about the unique academic and research culture the University offers.
Simon has taught at the Lamar Dodd School of Art since 1988 as a specialist in American and Modern art. She has contributed to many exhibition catalogs and books, as well as journal articles and conference papers on a wide range of subjects in her field.