Media Arts Professor Honored

By Dan Verderosa, August 6, 2019
Assistant professor Chrissy Guest receives 2019 Teaching Award from the University Film and Video Association.

The University Film and Video Association presented Ithaca College assistant professor Chrissy Guest with the 2019 Teaching Award for junior faculty, in recognition of her excellence in instruction, teaching and learning. Guest received her award at the association’s annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 2.

The University Film and Video Association is an international membership organization dedicated to the study of media.

“It is an absolute honor to be recognized by the University Film and Video Association,” Guest says. “To have them recognize my teaching is remarkable.”

In IC’s Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, Guest teaches courses on television, live event and multi-camera production. She has designed several mini-courses for the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Her research centers on the history of women in animation, and her 10-part documentary series, “Beyond Ink & Paint: The Women of Animation,” examines the studio culture surrounding women working in the animation industry from 1970 to present day.

Guest says that her teaching philosophy is to create an environment of collaborative learning, with an emphasis on academic rigor and creative growth. She also prioritizes supporting an inclusive classroom environment that recognizes diverse viewpoints and perspectives.

“My focus has always been to mentor and to shepherd underrepresented and marginalized people into an industry that has overlooked them,” she says.