Spirit Jar Series, 2007
Professor Frye teaches Art Education and Small Metals (jewelry).
Dr. Frye has lived in Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Missouri,
Okinawa (Japan), Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and now California.
He received his B.S.ed. (1977) and M.ed. (1979) in art education
from Millersville University in Pennsylvania with a major emphasis
in metals for both degrees. He earned his Ph.D. in Teaching
and Curriculum from Syracuse University (1991) where he was
awarded an African American Studies fellow, the Burton Blatt
Scholarship, and the Syracuse University Fellowship. The Provost's
Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award was presented to
Dr. Frye in 1993 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In
1992, he wrote a textbook manual, Art Activities for the
Elementary School and in 2001 published an annotated bibliography
entitled, Global Art Resource Guides: African American
Visual Artists Educational Resource Materials Reference: An