Beverly JoyceDr. Beverly Joyce, associate professor in the Department of Art and Design, was Mississippi University for Women’s Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year Award recipient for the academic school year.

Joyce is the first art history teacher at MUW to receive this award. The Mississippi Humanities Council grants Humanities Teacher Awards each year to one faculty member from each state institution, including four-year universities and community colleges. She was chosen through nominations and votes by other humanities faculty members at MUW.

She earned her doctorate in art history from the University of Kansas. She is the international treasurer of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity and the faculty sponsor for the organization’s MUW chapter. As faculty sponsor, Joyce also helped to establish the annual Art in Autumn Auction and Kappa Pi
High School Invitational Art Exhibition. She is also the president of the Columbus/MUW branch of AAUW.