College of Engineering professor earns prestigious honor as ASEE fellow

There is something to be said about the faculty members on staff at MSU. For some professors, one has to take great pride in their profession and the work they do. Senior academic specialist Craig Gunn is one of those instructors. A lifelong engineering instructor, Gunn was named a 2017 Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education, or ASEE.

A prestigious honor, Gunn’s persistent effort in the department was graced with reward.

ASEE is a nonprofit organization that helps educate others in the engineering field.

The award is only offered to a tenth of 1 percent of the ASEE membership each year. It is presented to those who are the best of the best among engineering-related areas.

ASEE introduced the honor to the 11 new fellows during its 124th annual conference, held in Columbus, Ohio from June 25-28.

Gunn’s career has been spotted with a number of awards. In 2008, he was presented with the Alvah K. Borman award from ASEE’s Cooperative and Experiential Education Division for contributions to the promotion and practice of cooperative education in engineering and technology. 

He has also received the Michigan State University Distinguished Academic Staff Award and the Withrow Academic Staff Service Award from the College of Engineering. 

In the past two years, Gunn is not alone in receiving the award as a Spartan. In 2015, Daina Briedis, associate professor and assistant dean of student advancement, also became an ASEE fellow.

Well-liked by both his students and fellow faculty alike, Gunn has been a Spartan all throughout his educational background. He received a B.A. in 1971, an M.A. in 1982 and a Ph.D in 1991 all in English, all obtained at MSU.

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