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New face at The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

23 June 2014 09.00 BST

(USA) - Glenn Shrum joins Board of Directors after retirement of Professor Emeritus Joseph B. Murdoch.

Lighting designer and educator Glenn Shrum has been named to fill the vacancy on The Nuckolls Fund Board of Directors following the retirement of Professor Emeritus Joseph B. Murdoch after 20 years of service. He is principal of Flux Studio Ltd., Baltimore, and an assistant professor of lighting design at Parsons the New School for Design, New York.

Formerly chairman of the University of New Hampshire's electrical engineering department, Professor Murdoch developed and directed its lighting program for over two decades. Professor Murdoch, who is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and a past president of the organisation, participated in the development of the Teachers of Lighting Workshop which is presented biannually by IESNA. He is the author of three books and 35 papers on lighting and lighting design.

Shrum is a previous recipient of a $20,000 Nuckolls Fund grant to develop and teach a four-year introductory lighting program at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2004-2008. His course, Lighting Concepts and Applications, was part of the Undergraduate Program of the Environmental Design Department. He is a frequent speaker on lighting and lighting as art, and is a member of the IESNA and the International Association of Lighting Designers.

The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education was founded in 1989 in honour of the late lighting designer and educator, James L. Nuckolls. To date, The Nuckolls Fund has given a total of $845,000 for the advancement of lighting education in North America.


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