Jenn Stucker


Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Division Chair, Graphic Design

MFA, Eastern Michigan University, Graphic Design, 2008
BFA, Bowling Green State University, Graphic Design, 1997

Jenn Stucker's personal website

Teaching Specialization: Graphic Design

Courses Taught

Associate Professor Jenn Stucker teaches courses from across the BGSU GD undergraduate curriculum and MDes graduate curriculum, and has taught for the Schmidthorst College of Business and the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering. At the core of her teaching and the design programs are developing mindful individuals responsible for engaging in the social, cultural, and technological world through collaboration, facilitation, and leadership. Her goal is to provide the understanding of foundational tools of design practice in response to the changing demands while encouraging an academic environment that seeks to support the growth of responsible learners and practitioners interested in enhancing their communities, engaging in collaborations, and exploring their sense of self for the betterment of society.

Areas of Research/Artistic Focus

Four interconnected modes guide my research, creative work, and investigation of the world: Design as Artist and Practitioner, Design as Scholarship of Engagement, Scholarship of Design Pedagogy, and Higher Education Administration. Working within these modes requires flexibility to be a leader, communicator, facilitator, collaborator, sympathizer, participator, and innovator in various self-initiated projects. Through Design as Artist and Practitioner (mode one), I work toward experimental approaches to form-giving to expand and refine my skills in design practice and deepen my tacit knowledge of collaborative dynamics. Mode two involves creative placemaking through community engagement. I seek to foster growth, promote positivity, and contribute to the design community and public good. In the third mode, I approach the Scholarship of Design Pedagogy to define, interrogate, and elevate the education of the design field. Finally, through Higher Education Administration, the fourth mode, my research explores the unique qualities of a designer in higher education frameworks toward progressive change.These endeavors are deeply interconnected. Therefore I would define myself as a designer-citizen-educator.

Recent Accomplishments

2023 Creative Quarterly 100 Best Annual of 2022
2023 American Advertising Federation Toledo Addy Awards / Best of Show, Mosaic Diversity Award, Gold and Silver Addys
2023 Design Incubation Communication Design Awards / Service Category
2022 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards / Two Certificates of Excellence
2022 Graphis // Honorable Mention
2022 UCDA Design Awards / Social Media
2022 GD USA American Digital Design Awards / Social Media
2018 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards / Certificate of Excellence
2018 48th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards / Silver + Bronze Award
2017 HOW International Design Awards // Merit Award
2017 Graphis Design Annual 2017 // Merit Award
2016 46th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards // Platinum Award
2016 GD USA American Graphic Design Awards // Certificate of Excellence
2015 45th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards

2022–In The Round :: A Speaker Series of Native American Creatives
2016 The Sit and Tell Project Toledo // Stories of Strong Women
2012 You Are Here Toledo // Our Sense of Place

2020 Collaboration in Design Education: Case Studies in Teaching and Methodologies // Marty Maxwell-Lane and Rebecca Tegtmeyer, authors // Bloomsbury Press
2017 Introduction to Graphic Design: A Guide to Thinking, Process and Style // Aaris Sherin,author // Bloomsbury Press

2023 Ohio Public Health Conference // Closing Keynote Speaker // Lewis Center, OH
2022 Ohio Campus Compact Annual Meeting // Ohio State University // Columbus, OH
2022 Agency :: UCDA Design Education Summit // East Tennessee State University // Johnson City, Tennessee // co-author: Lindsy Buser
2022 VentureWell Open: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Conference // Co-author: Jerry Schnepp
2021 re– :: UCDA Design Education Summit // Virtual
2019 Design Week Guest Lecture // Ohio Northern University // Ada, OH
2019 Collaborate :: UCDA Design Education Summit // East Tennessee State University //Johnson City, Tennessee
2018 Ohio Campus Compact Annual Meeting // Ohio State University // Columbus, OH
2017 Hand + Machine :: UCDA Design Education Summit // Kutztown University of Pennsylvania // Kutztown, PA
2016 Nimble :: UCDA Design Education Summit // Kean University // Union, New Jersey
2015 Spaces of Learning :: AIGA Design Educators International Conference // Toronto, ON, Canada
2015 Design Studies Forum Panel :: College Art Association (CAA) // New York, NY
2015 Revival :: AIGA Design Conference // New Orleans, LA
2015 UCDA Design Education Summit // Brookings, South Dakota

2023 Same/Difference :: UCDA Design Education Summit // Chair // Bowling Green, OH
2022 Agency :: UCDA Design Education Summit // Co-chair // Johnson City, TN
2020–21 BGSU Land Acknowledgment Statement Committee
2020 Fall Flex :: A Virtual Conference of Teaching Resources for an Elastic Fall // Co-organizer + presenter // Bowling Green, OH
2020– 21 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow
2019–21 BGSU Faculty Senate Chair
2016 Nuts+Bolts :: AIGA Design Educators Conference // Co-chair // Bowling Green, OH
2010 response_ability :: AIGA Design Educators Conference // Co-chair // Toledo, OH

2023 BGSU Faculty Senate Distinguished Service Award // Co-awarded with Heidi Nees
2023 BGSU Ph.D Graduate Award for Academic Excellence // awarded by Higher Education Administration Program
2021 BGSU Glanz Family Research Award for Interdisciplinary Faculty Innovation and Collaboration // Co-awarded with Heidi Nees
2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow Finalist / top 30 of 203 applicants
2019 BGSU Master Teacher Award Finalist
2018 GDUSA People to Watch List
2017 BGSU Outstanding Partnership Award // Center for Civic and Community Engagement
2017 BGSU Outstanding Early Career Award // Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

Faculty member since 1998

Updated: 09/01/2023 01:42PM