2022 Gene A. Budig Lecture will focus on 'True Stories from the Halls of JRP'

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Bruce Frey, professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as the 2022 Budig Teaching Award recipient and featured lecturer. 

Frey will present “True Stories from the Halls of JRP” at 4:30 p.m. on September 15 in 150 Joseph R. Pearson Hall. Attendees have the option to attend in person or virtually via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register online. For Zoom log in details, please contact soehs@ku.edu.

In a search for identity, Frey will explore various narratives of his development as a college professor at KU. He will discuss what he has learned from serving on hundreds of dissertation and comprehensive exam committees, the various roles he has played in teaching and mentoring, and he is very likely to mention, at least once, his bubblegum music podcast, which is wildly popular with the young people.

Frey’s research has focused on classroom assessment, instrument development and program evaluation. He has won many teaching awards at the School and University level, including the ING Professor of Excellence Award, given annually by the University of Kansas to a faculty member for outstanding performance in the classroom and commitment to the profession. He received his doctorate in Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of Kansas. Learn more about Frey online.

The Gene A. Budig Professorships and lecture series were established in 1994 by Gene A. Budig, KU’s 14th chancellor, and his wife. Learn more about the lecture series online. The KU School of Education & Human Sciences is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators and human science professionals as leaders.