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Two appointed to the KU’s Center for Teaching Excellence

Thursday, September 5, 2013

School of Architecture, Design and Planning is pleased to announce the appointment of two faculty members as Center for Teaching Excellence Ambassadors. They will serve three-year terms.

Andrea Herstowski, interim chair of the Design Department, named assistant professor Tim Hossler as its ambassador.

The Department of Planning will be represented by assistant professor Ward Lyles, who was appointed by its chair, Stacey White.

Ambassadors to the CTE are selected because they have been observed to be strong advocates for KU’s teaching mission, and their colleagues respect their teaching skills.

Ambassadors guide the Center in the development of its programs by communicating teaching trends, events, and the concerns of faculty and students in their respective departments. They serve as sounding boards for ideas, and reflect the needs and interests of their colleagues. And, through their experiences at the CTE, they are able to advocate the University’s teaching mission to their colleagues and students.

Hossler joined the Department of Design in 2011, after stints at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University museum in Miami Beach, and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. He received his master’s degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005.

Lyles recently joined the Department of Urban Planning Faculty. He has recently been a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Sustainable Community Design at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment where he was a post-doctoral research associate. He earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning in August of 2012.

Assistant professor Chad Kraus will continue to represent the Department of Architecture at the CTE.


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