- Phone: 559-278-3000
- Office: Conley Art 231
Paulette Spruill Fleming is a Professor of Art and Design at California State University, Fresno, where she has taught courses in art education and crafts since 1988. Dr. Fleming was the first recipient of the J. Eugene Grigsby Award for meritorious service to art education by the Committee on Multicultural Affairs of the National Art Education Association . A fine art graduate of Hampton Institute, she holds an M.F.A. in Theater Arts-Design/Tech from Brandeis University and a Ph.D in Art Education from The Ohio State University. She has served as an art consultant and review panelist for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the past 18 years, helping to bring a balanced approach to program standards. Her publications and professional activities are centered around issues of cultural pluralism and identity, and she has been the recipient of numerous grants in the areas of curriculum development and instructional innovation. Dr. Fleming is the recipient of the Service Award for the College of Arts and Humanities, an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award for Civic Engagement, the California Visual Art Educator of the Year Award for 2008, the Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Community Leadership from the African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley in 2011, and was recognized as one of Fresno’s Top Ten Professional Women of the Year for 2010. In 2013, she was honored as one of three "Women Inspiring Girls" by Girl Scouts of Central California- South. Dr. Fleming is the co-founder and Executive Director of the CSU Fresno Partners-in-Art youth program, which was selected to be one of 25 university projects nationwide invited to present at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.