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Moravian resumes Roundtable Series with lecture on
civil rights and art education

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)- Moravian College resumes its Monday Roundtable Series with a lecture/slide presentation by Dr. Mark A. Malley, "The Amistad, Civil Rights, and Art Education, on February 11, 7:00 p.m., in Prosser Auditorium. Malley is an assistant professor of art education at Moravian College.

As an Amistad writer and pilot teacher for the Amistad Institute Project (LEARN), Malley created and developed art lessons that have touched on the human condition of slavery and related civil rights issues of the period, and how these have impacted the history and the people of the United States. This major educational project partners 30 urban, suburban, and rural classrooms throughout the state of Connecticut. Students collaboratively work on common themes with an emphasis that facilitates meaningful, intellectual connections and friendships.

Malley earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Education. Areas of his studies included Specialization in Art Education, Fine Arts, Painting and Psychology. Currently he teaches Art Education courses, including Art Education Curriculum, Seminar, Student Teaching Seminar and Studio courses, including Two-Dimensional Design and Painting 1 at Moravian College.

Malley participates in exhibitions, both locally and out of state. In 1992 he was awarded the Artist as Teachers Award by the Vermont Studio Guild. He is a member of the National Art Education Association (NEA), recently giving a major presentation about his research and study. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) and serves as adviser for the student chapter at Moravian.