Caine College of the Arts
Art and Design
Raymond Veon is currently the Assistant Dean for Arts Education in the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Art & Design, and is also the Founding Director for the college’s Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Access Program, an endowed program serving students with special needs through the arts. Professor Veon was formerly the Director of Fine and Performing Arts in the Atlanta Public Schools(APS) in Atlanta, GA. He has been recognized for his artwork and teaching, and has received numerous grants, totaling $1.5M, including two large grants from the U.S Department of Education to improve arts education in the Atlanta Public Schools. His artistic research deals with social and identity boundaries, while his academic research includes work in creativity, educational assessment and disability. This research has informed his work at USU, including an Honors 1330 first year course focused in LGBTQ history and culture. It also lead to the creation and implementation of new arts curricula, rigorous arts assessments, innovative and inclusive K-12 arts programs serving students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, the development of the Creativity Infusion Curriculum, and development of large scale professional development programs in APS.