Rebecca Tucker, associate professor of art at Colorado College, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Ray O. Werner Award for Exemplary Teaching in the Liberal Arts.
Tucker specializes in Renaissance and Baroque art of Northern Europe, and emphasizes student collaboration and discussion in her class. She integrates new technology, group learning, and problem-based methods in her lessons, and is described as a “consistently innovative” professor. Research assignments in her class range from straightforward essays, to art exhibition construction and explanations, to writing theses or mock textbook chapters.
Tucker is the third recipient of the award, joining John Gould, of the political science department, and Prof. Brian Linkhart, of the biology department. The award is named for Ray O. Werner, an economics professor who retired in 1987. He lives his conviction that teaching in the liberal arts should focus on the whole person, and that a liberal arts education should yield a refined, broadly educated human being. Tucker was selected because she vividly exemplifies the art of teaching.