Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Teaching Award Recipients

Innovation in Teaching

Eric Sung

Associate Professor of Photography

Eric SungEric Sung, Associate Professor of Photography, has been awarded the 2017 Innovative Teaching Excellence Recognition. The honor is given to a faculty member who has implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches that increase student learning and success. Innovative teaching is defined broadly, but necessarily involves creative ways to engage students in the learning process.

A faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History since 2008, Professor Sung teaches courses in traditional dark room techniques, as well as in digital photography. Before joining the PC faculty, Professor Sung served as assistant professor of photography at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Professor Sung has been involved in teaching 10 different interdisciplinary courses and he strives to introduce
“innovative ways to teaching photography to our students so they are inspired to continue their creative activity beyond their college career.”

Teaching Excellence by Visiting and Practitioner Faculty

Eileen Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Eileen Johnson, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been awarded the 2017 Teaching Excellence Recognition for Visiting and Practitioner Faculty. The honor recognizes visiting and practitioner faculty for their excellence in teaching and promoting enthusiasm for learning. Eileen Johnson

Dr. Johnson, who has been a visiting faculty member at PC since 2006, is a clinical neuropsychologist who evaluates patients with a variety of medical conditions that impact cognition, such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, dementia, and encephalopathy. She also is a consulting psychologist in an outpatient addiction medicine program. In that setting, Dr. Johnson conducts neuropsychological evaluations and individual therapy with patients recovering from alcohol and opiate addiction.

According to Dr. Johnson, “I have had many fascinating educational experiences, interacted with so many wonderful patients, and I now have the opportunity to teach a new generation of psychology students.”

Teaching Excellence by Adjunct Faculty

Gloria-Jean Masciarotte

Adjunct Faculty in Women’s Studies

Gloria-Jean Masciarotte, adjunct faculty member in Women’s Studies, has been awarded the 2017 Teaching Excellence Recognition for Adjunct Faculty. The honor recognizes adjunct faculty for excellence in teaching and promoting enthusiasm for learning.

Dr. Masciarotte, who has taught at PC since 2008, is an in-demand public lecturer and freelance writer of popular culture analyses. She has written and edited award-winning screenplays for experimental and independent documentaries and has worked as a senior strategist for alternative production and distribution for the nonprofit media arts organization, Women Make Movies.

In her own words, “teaching is learning when both the professor and the student act with respect for the process.”

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