Gunter Named Outstanding
Michael M. Gunter ’64 has received Tennessee
Tech’s Outstanding Faculty Award for teaching. He accepted
the award, along with a $1,500 honorarium, at the
university’s spring commencement ceremony on May
Gunter is an authority on Kurds in Turkey and Iraq and has
written seven books on the Kurdish struggle. He is frequently
consulted by media members for analysis and comment on breaking
news in the Middle East.
After earning his B.A. in American history, he went on to
receive his M.I.A. from SIPA and a doctorate in international
relations from Kent State. Gunter has taught political science at
Tennessee Tech since 1972. He is only the second faculty member in
Tennessee Tech’s history program to win both the
university’s Caplenor Faculty Research Award and the
Outstanding Teaching Award.