New Art Education Professor Brings Unity to SUU

Published: September 15, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Read Time: 3 minutes

Aundrea FrahmSouthern Utah University’s Department of Art & Design is proud to announce Aundrea Frahm as the new Assistant Professor of Art Education at SUU. Frahm is the creative director of a phenomenal team that creates avant garde fashion photography. She has exhibited her artwork in over 50 national and international exhibitions. Frahm strives for growth in her classroom and believes this comes through one-on-one conversations with students, passionate and well-planned curriculum, inquisitive critiques, and informative feedback. For her, teaching is extremely rewarding because of the level of depth that can occur in technique and concept. 

Jeff Hanson, Chair of the Department of Art and Design at SUU, says, “We are delighted to have Aundrea Frahm joining the Art & Design faculty at SUU. With experience in kinetic sculpture, installation, and performance art and teaching experience in a variety of K-12 and university settings, she brings a unique perspective to our department. She’s enthusiastic, talented, and has expertise and energy that will help Art Education students be their best at teaching and art making.”

Unexpected Convergence by Aundrea FrahmAs a contemporary artist, she is focused on conceptual ideas and her teaching method revolves around having a conceptual and inquiry-based curriculum. The purpose of focusing on concept is to deepen the meaning of the artist-student’s work and to inspire students to make work focused on ideas and not solely on skill as an end, but as the means to powerful and deliberate art work. She incorporates artists from history as well as contemporary artists.

Aundrea Frahm, new Assistant Professor of Art Education at SUU, shares, “Teaching is one of my very favorite things mainly because I love working with college students. They are brilliant and I love learning from them. As the art education professor, I look forward to teaching students the power of unity and inclusion in the classroom. Now, more than ever, it is important that all students have a voice, are heard, and loved. A good teacher does that.”

Frahm believes that the classroom is a space where each voice is important and valuable. The classroom does not revolve around competition, status, or favoritism, but it is an open forum where every member of the community is able to communicate, grow and learn to the best of their individual ability and to give and receive support. The classroom community is a place where discussion facilitates question-asking and answering each other’s questions, investigating relevant issues and exploring the world at large.

The College of Performing and Visual Arts at SUU is inspired by Aundrea Frahm and excited to have her serve as the new Assistant Professor of Art Education. For more information about the Department of Art & Design at SUU, please visit

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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