L.M. Wood, associate professor of art at Elon University, passed away in her sleep Saturday night. Her husband, David Schaeffer, who also taught courses at Elon in the art department, shared the news. 

Wood joined Elon’s faculty in 2000, and in an email sent out Sunday afternoon, President Connie Book said,  “In her teaching, Wood believed that students are central partners in learning where equal emphasis is placed on technical and formal development and concept building.”

Her work was presented nationally at the Museum of Design in Atlanta, the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Asheville, N.C., and the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. She was awarded a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and a Visual Arts Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. 

There will be a Gathering of Friends in memory of Wood at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion.