W. Scott Rawlins

Title: Professor
Company: Arcadia University
Location: Abington, Pennsylvania, United States

W. Scott Rawlins, Professor at Arcadia University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.

Supported by 40 years of practiced industry experience, Mr.Rawlins has been a professor at Arcadia University since 2012, having formerly served the university as chair of the fine arts department from 2003 to 2008and assistant professor from 1994 to 2000. Prior to these illustrious roles, he was the curator of natural science at Grand Rapids Public Museum from 1990 to1994, director of education at Calvert Marine Museum from 1982 to 1986, and educational consultant and exhibit designer at Trailside Museum and ScienceCenter from 1981 to 1982. He commenced his career as the assistant curator of natural science at the Children’s Museum in 1978. Alongside his primary appointments, Mr. Rawlins has been an instructor at the Fleisher Art Memorial since 2003, an illustrator in the department of vertebrate paleontology at theAcademy of Natural Sciences since 1996, and a lecturer for the Humboldt Society since 1995. In addition, he also served as an adjunct professor at the Kendall College of Art and Design from 1990 to 1994 and a contractor for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from 1981 to 1982.

Highly educated, Mr. Rawlins holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Earlham College, a Master of Arts in Teaching in museum education from the George Washington University, and a Master of Fine Arts in medical illustration from the University of Michigan. He is also certified as an emergency medical technician. Throughout his career, Mr. Rawlins has contributed his time as a lecturer in the field and an exhibitor at numerous museums, having formerly been a contributing author for “The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration,” published in 2003. In addition, he has been the president and board member of the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators since 2015.

As a testament to his profound success, Mr. Rawlins has accrued several accolades. Most recently the recipient of the Wes Rose Access and Inclusion Award from Arcadia University in 2018, he previously won the juror’s Award for Focus on Nature XIV from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in2017 and two Members Choice Awards from the Guild of Natural ScienceIllustrators at the College of the Atlantic in 2002 and 2013. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rawlins received multiple first-place awards for his artistic exhibits, as well as numerous grants. Notably, he has been highlighted in the61st through 63rd editions of Who’s Who in America.

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