With nearly 80 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Robert Mauro, professor of Art and Design, and Dr. Steven Gulkus, associate professor of Education, have each been named Professor Emeritus for their contributions to the University community.
Guided by his passion for technology in the arts, Mauro joined the Beaver College faculty in 1978. As a printmaking instructor, he incorporated digital processes into the College’s design curriculum and developed a Computer Graphics program through Ben Franklin Partnership grants.
Mauro, who also taught digital imaging, drawing, and design while serving as coordinator of Digital Media Technologies, received the Lindback Award for Teaching Excellence in 1983 and the prestigious Professor of the Year Award in 2012. As Chair of Visual and Performing Arts for 18 years, Mauro led the department through three successful accreditation reviews conducted by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
As a printmaker and luthier, Mauro has explored the intersection of art, history, and science in his designs. His work—including traditional prints, digital images, and stringed instruments—can be found in local and national exhibitions.
Dr. Gulkus joined the School of Education in 1976, bringing expertise in applied behavior analysis, learning processes, test development, and program evaluation within school- and community-based organizations.
After serving as Chair of Education for 13 years, Dr. Gulkus assumed the role of director of Arcadia’s Academic Department Program Review in 2010. Throughout his career, he has lent his skills and knowledge to the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Eastern Educational Research Association.
While researching inclusion, training programs, curricula, collaboration, and technology in educational and workplace environments, Dr. Gulkus also evaluated grants for organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Education. Additionally, he served as a statistical consultant and paper reviewer for various publications, including the Journal of Teacher Education and the American Physical Therapy Association’s Physical Therapy.