2016 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Awards

2016 undergraduate teaching awards

Two LSU College of Art & Design faculty members were recognized at this year’s annual LSU Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony: Professor Bruce Sharky of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and Assistant Professor Kristine Thompson of the LSU School of Art. Each received $1,000 for being selected by their college or school as outstanding teachers.

Bruce Sharky has been teaching landscape architecture at LSU for the past 25 years. International travel has been an important aspect of many of his activities at LSU; he has led summer- and semester-abroad programs to Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, and China and two Fulbright Fellowships to Mexico and Portugal. He teaches graduate and undergraduate studios. Read more about Sharky at

Kristine Thompson teaches undergraduate and graduate studios in basic and digital photography and moving image. Thompson’s recent projects have explored deceased artists, the mythologies surrounding their lives, and the legacies of their artwork. Her current work examines individuals who die with no next of kin, the government workers who handle their remains, and the often-anonymous burials of the unclaimed.  Read more about Thompson at

Congratulations to Sharky and Thompson for this recognition!