Heather Jones is a Professor of Fine Arts at Genesee Community College. She has a BFA and NYS Art Teaching Certification from Alfred University and an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Heather was recently awarded the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2015. Heather is a co-founder of Good Nature Press LLC, a business that is focused on book packaging for educational publishers. Heather is the artist /owner of GlassFeather Studio, creating original artwork and illustrations. As a mixed-media artist, Heather’s work is exhibited online at Saatchi Art. Heather has a Designer Collection based on the patterns developed in her original artwork that is available online at Vida Studio. You can also view her artwork at www.glassfeatherstudio.com.
Heather teaches both traditional and online art courses at Genesee Community College in the subjects of art history, design fundamentals, drawing, painting and photography. Heather supervises the fine arts studio and art history courses at GCC and has worked extensively with Cengage Publishing to develop Art History course templates for faculty to utilize with the goal of unifying curriculum among a diverse group of instructors. Heather has written educational articles and blogs about successful online teaching for Cengage publishing. She is a SUNY Assessment representative for the Art Department at Genesee Community College and has tracked the trends on GCC's online art history courses. She is trained in online teaching through Quality Matters Certification and SUNY COIL. Heather has developed online courses for Art History, 2D Design and a Photography Study Abroad Hybrid course. She participates in SUNY COIL online collaborations annually. Recently, she taught a COIL Project: A Cultural Color Study with Jose Luis Gonzalez-Cabrero from Mexico.