The College of the Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Awards including Jeremy Bolen for Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Patrick Freer for Outstanding Senior Faculty Award and Susan Reid for Outstanding Teaching Award. Through the continuing challenges facing higher education, these awards recognize the superior accomplishments of the faculty, their research and their exceptional commitment to our students, as well as their efforts to elevate the arts at Georgia State University and beyond.
Each recipient is nominated and selected by their peers according to robust criteria, which considers publishing, exhibiting, presenting and performing among other scholarly and artistic contributions to their field.
Jeremy Bolen – Assistant Professor, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
“Outstanding Junior Faculty Award”
Assistant Professor Jeremy Bolen is an artist, researcher, organizer and educator interested in site-specific, experimental modes of documentation and presentation. Much of Bolen’s work involves rethinking systems of recording in an attempt to observe invisible presences that remain from various scientific experiments and human interactions with the earth’s surface. His most recent solo exhibition, “Because The Sky Will Be Filled With Sulfur,” opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgia in the summer of 2022 and is currently exhibiting at Public Works in Chicago. Bolen received his M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. Read more…
Patrick Freer – Professor, School of Music
“Outstanding Senior Faculty Award”
Professor Patrick K. Freer conducts the Tenor-Bass Choir and directs the masters & doctoral programs in music education. He has held Visiting Professorships at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria) Puand Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain). He has been conductor-in-residence conductor for the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia). He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Westminster Choir College and a Doctor of Education from Columbia University. Dr. Freer has guest conducted or presented in 40 states and 29 countries and recently directed the Georgia State Tenor-Bass Choir in a virtual concert for the XIV International Festival CORHABANA 2022 in Havana, Cuba. Read more…
Susan Reid – Professor of Practice, School of Film, Media & Theatre
“Outstanding Teaching Award”
Susan Reid has a long, distinguished career that bridges the gap between theatre and film. She received her M.F.A. in directing from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and she has directed many shows with leading Atlanta theatre companies as well as in university theatre programs. Reid was an Artistic Associate and Education Director at Atlanta’s Aurora Theatre and Marietta’s Theatre in the Square. After her successful stints at these theatre companies, she made the transition to film, where she was vice president of the TV/Film division of Atlanta Models and Talent, a leading source of actors for Georgia’s burgeoning film and television industry. Read more…