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NSCA University Names 2009 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates has been named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year

NSCA University Names 2009 Educator, Instructors of the Year

Dec 4, 2009 12:00 PM

Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates has been named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year.

Peter Mapp of Peter Mapp Associates has been named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year. Mapp received NSCA’s top education honor based on student feedback from his course “Optimizing and Measuring the Intelligibility of Sound Systems,” taught during NSCA University at InfoComm 09.

Additionally, individual Instructors of the Year were awarded for each college within the university. Recipients 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.”

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“This year’s award winners represent the changing industry and the need for a diverse knowledge base,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “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 its professionals.”

Winners are determined based on evaluations completed by students participating in NSCA University courses. Instructors are evaluated on areas such as topic knowledge, engagement with students, and topic relevance. The 2009 recipients will be recognized at the NSCA 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,” Mapp says. “A broad understanding of the fundamentals makes it far easier to keep up and apply the techniques as both standards and the technology advance. Because I am personally involved with the international standards concerning these areas, I can pass on the latest information and upcoming potential changes directly to the class as well as share real-world case histories and design examples from my normal consultancy work.”

NSCA University is the educational institution for commercial electronic systems professionals. Offering a wide variety of courses from entry-level technician classes to professional project management training, NSCA University gives industry professionals the expertise they need to advance their careers or businesses. Courses are developed by industry experts and designed for technicians, installers, managers, sales representatives, and executives. NSCA University courses are available both online and in person throughout the year at industry and regional events.

For more information on teaching for NSCA University or to view course offerings, visit or contact NSCA at (800) 446-6722 or email

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