Dr. Nancy R. Johnson served as the Coordinator of the Caucus from 1983 to 1987. In that sense, she is a factual part of the history of the Caucus, and she needs to be mentioned in any discussion of how the Caucus was founded and how it developed. I believe, however, that Nancy's career and her association with the Caucus are more significant than the facts of the matter or even what she accomplished as Coordinator; rather, her career and what she valued are paradigmatic in many ways of why the Caucus was formed and why it continued to include a diverse and dedicated membership. In this paper, I will present information on Nancy Johnson's career, her research, and her relationship to the Caucus, with the belief that these serve to illuminate much larger concerns of our field and are representative of many other careers in art education.
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