Bruce R. Adams
Campus Address: Bishop Hall 243
Bruce Adams is an educator, artist, and writer with thirty years experience teaching in public elementary and high school. He has also taught courses at D’Youville and Buffalo State colleges. His professional interests include assessment design, professional learning communities, and educational strategic planning, in which he is trained as a facilitator. Adams has served the New York State Art Education Association (NYSATA) in various capacities, including Section One chair, Editorial Advisory Committee, and several times as state conference planner/coordinator. He served on the NYS Department of Education’s ASSETS taskforce to develop a Regents Art Assessment, and was part of the SCASS Art Assessment Pilot Project. His lessons plans and course outlines were included in the Learning Standards for the Arts—Teacher Guide, State Education Department publication. As an artist he has exhibited extensively and in 2007 the UB Anderson Gallery gave him a mid-career survey exhibition titled Bruce Adams, Half Life 1980-2006. His paintings are included in museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Museum, UB Anderson Gallery, and Burchfield-Penney Art Center. He is a past president of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. Adams won the Bronze award in art criticism in the National City and Regional Magazine Editorial and Design Awards, and he also known in WNY for his opinion pieces on education. In 2000 he was honored as NYS Art Educator of the Year by NYSATA and the National Art Association.