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Minuette Floyd

Professor, Coordinator for Art Education
Art Education
School of Visual Art and Design
University of South Carolina

Office MM 321
Phone Number 777-3895
Website Minuette Floyd

SPRING Office Hours: MW 1pm - 2pm, F 2pm - 3pm (during YAW on Fridays)

Current Research: Multicultural art education

Florida State University, Ph.D. Art Education

University of North Carolina, M.Ed. in Art Education

Winston-Salem State University, B.F. A.


Teaching certificate K-12 Art Education (1985- Present) State of Florida

Taught art at the elementary level (K-5)
in Palm Beach County and Pinellas County, Florida

Riley Fellow, Diversity Leadership Initiative, Furman University

Dr. Deborah Smith Hoffman Mentor Award.

Institute for African-American Studies Fellowship

MacArthur Goodwin Community Service Award

National Council of Negro Women Award

National Art Education Association,
Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education

South Carolina Art Education Association, Outstanding Art Educator in Higher Education

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program, (Travel and study in Senegal and South Africa)

National Art Education Association, Mary J. Rouse Award

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, J. Paul Getty Institute for Education, Los Angeles, CA

Minuette Floyd is the Director of the Young Artist’s Workshop that takes place each spring and fall at USC.

Statement about work and research interests

Her current research focuses on the continent of Africa, examining stereotypes and misconceptions.  She is interested in curriculum taught by art educators and is currently meeting with and surveying focus groups across the state. This research will be conducted in additional states pending grant funding.  She also continues to focus her research efforts on ethnographic methods and photography to document African-American camp meeting traditions in both North and South Carolina.   To date, she has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, South Carolina Arts Commission and the South Carolina Humanities Council.  The University of South Carolina has awarded her an Associate Professor Development Grant and Research and Productive Scholarship funding to assist in this research. Her photographs of African-American camp meetings have been displayed at the Charlotte Museum of History (NC), the Methodist Center, St Simons Island, Georgia, and the McKissick Museum at USC.   Floyd mentored a group of students at Hand Middle School and they learned how to use photography to document important events in their lives.  Their photographs were displayed at the Wachovia Gallery located in the Richland County Public Library. 

Her interest in contemporary African art and artists, camp meeting traditions and self-taught artists will develop into curricular materials for teachers.