2009-10 Professional Achievement Honors

Guenter and Wolfe Selected for Professional Achievement Honors

The Faculty Recognition and Support Committee selected five faculty for 2009–2010 Professional Achievement Honors. This honor recognizes faculty who have excelled as teacher/scholars during the past three years. The College of Communication and Education had two faculty selected for this honor.

Cris Guenter, Department of Education, has a passion for both art and technology. She was the recipient of the 2008 National Art Educator Award by the National Art Education Association. Dr. Guenter was selected as a national expert by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools to review the Washington State standards for arts education. She was one of eight professors selected nationally to participate in MERLOT/Carnegie Foundation to work on electronic portfolios in higher education. She is playing a key role as a technology expert in the School of Education curriculum redesign for the $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Teacher Quality Partnerships.

Byron Wolfe, Department of Communication Design, was awarded one of the one hundred eighty 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards for United States and Canada. He currently holds the Lantis Endowed University Chair. His work, which is a unique combination of scholarly research and creative expression, is exhibited in nineteen permanent collections in museums around the world and, over the last three years, has been selected for exhibition in twelve galleries and museums. In 2007 Wolfe published his book, Everyday: A Yearlong Photo Diary.

February 2010