NSCA Honors 2009 Educator & Instructors of the Year

which he taught during NSCA University at InfoComm 09. 9/23/2009 6:20 AM Eastern

NSCA Honors 2009 Educator & Instructors of the Year

which he taught during NSCA University at InfoComm 09.

Peter Mapp

NSCA named Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates its 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year. Mapp recently received the organization's top education honor based on student feedback from his course, "Optimizing and Measuring the Intelligibility of Sound Systems," which he taught during NSCA University at InfoComm 09.

The trade association also recognized individual Instructors of the Year for each college within the University. They include:

  • Paxson Laird of RTKL for his College of Business course, "Architects Will Call You!"
  • Ben Wilson of Safeguard Security and Communications for his College of Project Management course, "Operation Best Practices for Project Managers"
  • Bob Coffeen of the University of Kansas for his College of System Design course, "System Design Using EASE 4.2 - Level 1"
  • Brian Lockie of Creative Technology for his College of System Sales course, "Best Practices in Selling Digital Signage"
  • Bill Whitlock of Jensen Transformers for his College of Technical Knowledge course, "AV System Noise and Ground Loops"

"This year's award winners represent the changing industry and the need for a diverse knowledge base," said NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson in a statement. "These industry experts create a higher standard of learning from the technician to the business owner. We are pleased to have them represent NSCA University to improve our industry and it professionals."

According to NSCA, winners were determined based on evaluations completed by students participating in NSCA University courses. Instructors were evaluated in areas such as topic knowledge, engagement with students, and topic relevance. The 2009 recipients will be recognized at the annual NSCA Member Meeting and Industry Forum, as well as the President's Reception during InfoComm 2010.

"It is very interesting to be an instructor on sound systems technology and requirements, and design elements that are continually evolving," said Mapp in a statement. "A broad understanding of the fundamentals makes it far easier to keep up and apply the techniques as both standards and the technology advance."

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