Elizabeth Delacruz is adjunct faculty for the University of Florida online MA program in art education. She served as Editor of Visual Arts Research journal from 2002 - 2014 and as co-President of the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus from 2012-2014. She is also Professor Emerita and former chair of art education at University of Illinois, and she served as chair and longstanding member of the University of Illinois Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Prior to teaching at the university level, Elizabeth taught K-12 art, graphic design, English, and journalism in Illinois and Florida public schools. She has written over 50 scholarly publications, two books, and has given over 100 scholarly presentations and workshops before professional audiences. Elizabeth’s work focuses on the power of art education in facilitating the creative personal expression of people of all ages, enriching the aesthetic life of local communities, and fostering civil society. Her work also concerns incorporation of new digital technologies into the profession of art education. Her work as an art educator has been recognized in various ways, including the National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus June McFee Award, the NAEA Higher Education Division Art Educator of the Year Award, the United States Society for Education through Art National Edwin Ziegfeld Award, the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts Teaching Excellence Award, the University of Illinois Vice Chancellor's Teaching Scholars Award, the University of Illinois Center for Democracy in a Multiracial Society Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Grant.