NOTE: Photograph of award recipient available at www.rit.edu/news/pics/ bob_chung.jpg
Robert Chung, Gravure Research Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF), the international non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and graphic communications marketplace.
Chung was honored at RITís Gravure Day on the RIT campus on March 27. Chung, Gravure Research Professor in RITís School of Print Media, has taught at the university since 1980. He has published more than 50 technical papers. Chung was the recipient of the 2006 Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Michael H. Bruno Award and the 1991 Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Education Award of Excellence. He has served on a number of Board of Directors including TAGA, ISCC, and IGAEA.
ďMy professional life has focused on teaching and advising students, conducting applied research and publishing research findings, and keeping the curriculum relevant. Thirty years later, Iím still passionate about teaching and research. Itís a great honor to be selected as the recipient of the EDSF 2007 Educator of the Year. The recognition reflects not only the excellence of RIT as an educational institution, but also proves that passion and constancy of purpose are two important guiding principles in living a life.Ē
EDSFís mission is to generate support and interest for the document management and graphic communications by awarding scholarships, sponsoring a research grant/mentor program and creating an awareness of industry careers. The Foundation helps the industry and public benefit from paper, electronic and digital documents.
Xerox Corp. is the award sponsor. Robert Wagner, vice president, Xerox Production Systems Group, presented Chung his award. Barbara Pellow, who serves on the EDSF Board of Directors, represented EDSF at the presentation.
ďFrom a pool of quality, worldwide nominations, Bob Chung was selected for this EDSF honor as a result of his dedication and relentless pursuit as an educator,Ē says Pellow. ďHe brings real life experience into his teachings with his students and through his research.Ē
Rochester Institute of Technologyís School of Print Media, considered among the best of its kind in the world, offers undergraduate programs in graphic media and new media publishing, and a graduate program in print media.
RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More than 15,500 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RITís 340 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
For nearly two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nationís leading comprehensive universities. The Princeton Review features RIT in its 2007 Best 361 Colleges rankings and named the university one of Americaís ďMost Wired Campuses.Ē RIT is also featured in Barronís Best Buys in Education.
EDSF is a charitable foundation dedicated to preparing the next generation of professionals for the document management and communications industries. EDSF supports the industryís future by granting scholarships to students in support of their academic careers, by providing research grants to colleges and universities, by building awareness about industry careers, and by recognizing innovative educators and educational programs. EDSF serves vendors and users who design and implement document solutions for business applications. For more information, visit www.edsf.org or call 310-265-5510.