Seymour Simmons III, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Art at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he coordinates the Undergraduate Art Education program and teaches courses in both art education and studio art, e.g., drawing and figure drawing. He has a B.F.A. in Printmaking from Colorado State University, as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees in Education from Harvard University where his degree was in Philosophy of Education.
Prior to coming to Winthrop, he taught at Massachusetts College of Art and worked as a researcher at Harvard ProjectZero with Dr. Howard Gardner.
His research projects at Project Zero included:
- Gardner Museum Project (Project Director): Museum Education (Funded by the Bauman Foundation)
- Lincoln Center Institute and affiliates: Program Evaluation and Development (Funded by the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Fund)
- Project Co-Arts: Community Arts Centers Survey and Evaluation (Funded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Alexander Julian Foundation for Aesthetic Understanding and Appreciation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the Ford Foundation)
- Arts PROPEL: Assessment and Curriculum in Arts Education (Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) Catalyst: Computers in Arts Education (Funded by the John and Mary R. Markell Foundation)
Recent writing and research projects include a website on "Cultivating Creativity" for the South Carolina Arts Alliance, and a co-edited anthology on holistic art education to be published by the National Art Education Association. He is a practicing artist and co-author of Drawing: The Creative Process Simon and Schuster, 1977.