Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2019–2020

This lecture was streamed live on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.


Debbie Muthersbaugh, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Education and Psychology

Seeing is Knowing: Exploring the Impact of Visual Representations in Teaching and Learning


Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 7 p.m.
Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Pictures and drawings have been used in teaching practices over time. Most educators use visual cues in teaching to support what we think or know. Using visual representations provides more meaningful learning experiences and confidence in their abilities. But how can we better understand the value of visual aspects for learning? Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean of the WWU School of Education and Psychology, has researched the subject and analyzed the findings of a series of studies. In the annual WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture she will share some of her findings, including answers to such questions as: What are the connections between art, science, math, and other subjects? How can being intentional when choosing and using images for teaching and learning assist students in creating a more positive attitude toward their own learning? How do these integrative practices lead to a more inclusive classroom and campus?


2019-2020
Debbie Muthersbaugh, Professor of Education

2018-2019
Kari Firestone, Professor of Nursing

2017-2018
Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Professor of Theology

2016-2017
Paul Dybdahl, Professor of Theology

2015-2016
Kellie Bond, Associate Professor of English

2014-2015
Linda Emmerson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

2013-2014
David Bullock, Professor of Communication

2012-2013
Karen Tetz, Professor of Nursing

2011-2012
Joseph G. Galusha Jr., Professor of Biology

2010-2011
Pamela Keele Cress, Professor of Social Work and Sociology

2009-2010
Thomas M. Thompson, Professor of Mathematics

2008-2009
Gregory D. Dodds, Associate Professor of History

2007-2008
Bruce C. Johanson. Professor of Biblical Studies

2006-2007
Jon A. Cole, Professor of Engineering

2005-2006
Beverly G. Beem, Professor of English

2004-2005
James R. Nestler, Professor of Biology

2003-2004
Alden L. Thompson, Professor of Biblical Studies

2002-2003
Kraig S. M. Scott, Associate Professor of Music

2001-2002
Douglas R. Clark, Professor of OT and Archaeology

2000-2001
Rodney Heisler, Professor of Engineering

1999-2000
C. Loren Dickinson, Professor of Communication

1998-1999
Roland R. Blaich, Professor of History

1997-1998
 Verlie Y. F. Ward, Professor of Education

1996-1997
Thomas J. Emmerson, Professor of Art

1995-1996
Claude C. Barnett, Professor of Physics

1994-1995
Terrie Dopp Aamodt, Professor of English and History

1993-1994
Ernie J. Bursey, Professor of Biblical Studies

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