A Kansas University architecture professor has been named as the nation’s top educator in acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America.
Robert C. Coffeen, lecturer and adjunct associate professor at KU, won the 2011 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education at the society’s annual meeting this month in San Diego.
His teaching at KU has focused on the acoustics of buildings.
“I am honored and feel privileged to receive the Rossing Prize,” Coffeen said. “Most of all, I feel honored and privileged to have the opportunity to pass on to my students knowledge that developed as a result of interactions with important mentors, through experiences in professional acoustical consulting and as a result of continuing study and research and the inspired assistance of my University of Kansas colleagues, as well as through my membership in the Acoustical Society of America and my association with ASA colleagues.”