Rollinda Thomas earned a Bachelor's Degree in Art Design from NC A and T State University in 1990. She received her Master's Degree in Art Education at East Carolina University in 1999 and completed a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at NC State University in 2006.
Dr. Thomas was an art teacher for 14 years in Clinton City Schools and Cumberland County Schools. In 2007, she began working at Fayetteville State University, teaching art students how to be art teachers. She now serves as the Assessment Coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Thomas has served the community as a Board Member of the NC Art Education Association, a member of the Fayetteville Arts Council, and a participant in public murals featuring the work of K-12 students (entrance of Lewis Chapel Middle School and railroad car on Cliffdale Road). Her research includes the involvement of K-12 students in public art and the impact of art integration on education.
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