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The Professional Practices Committee responds to specific concerns of the membership in relation to areas such as job placement and recruitment, tenure and promotion procedures, scholarly standards and ethics, studio health and safety, and artists’ practices. The Professional Practices Committee also oversees the Standards and Guidelines.


The Professional Practices Committee remains focused on updating CAA's Standards and Guidelines and aims to position future CAA committees to succeed in refreshing all Standards and Guidelines on five-year intervals. 

Current Committee Members

Michael Grillo, Co-chair, University of Maine (2025)
Charles Kanwischer, Co-chair, Bowling Green State University (2025)

Jeffrey Abt, Wayne State University (2025)  
Denise Baxter, University of North Texas, CAA Board Liaison, Ex Officio
Rebecca Easby, Trinity Washington University (2026)
Lindsay Godin, Valdosta State University (2025)
Michael Grillo , University of Maine (2024)
Karen Leader, Florida Atlantic University, CAA Board Liaison, Ex Officio
Charles Edward Neumann, College of the Sequoias (2024) 
Valerie Palazzolo, The College of New Jersey (2025)
Virginia (Ginger) Spivey, The College Board (2025)
Andrew Totman, Tafe NSW (2025) 
Jojin Van Winkle, Carthage College (2026)
Greg Watts, College of Visual Arts and Design UNT (2024)