March 6, 2008
Greg Guelcher, associate professor of history and political science at Morningside College, is one of nearly 11,000 college faculty members and advanced placement teachers from around the world selected to evaluate and score the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) tests administered to high school students.
In June, Guelcher will travel to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., to join a team of college faculty and AP instructors assembled to read and grade student essays written as part of the world history AP examination. According to the College Board, more than 1.5 million students worldwide will take approximately 2.7 million AP exams on 22 subject areas in May.
High school students who enroll in college-level AP courses and earn qualifying grades in AP exams are eligible for course credit and/or placement at colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association composed of more than 5,400 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations.
Guelcher joined Morningside's faculty in 1996. He specializes in Asian and Middle Eastern history and culture and has studied in Tokyo, Yokohama and Hong Kong. He has served as a visiting research scholar at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Oriental Culture and as a guest lecturer at the Toyama City International Center's International Speech Academy in Japan. Guelcher has his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster, Ohio, and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.