Cris Guenter, Ed.D., Professor Emerita of Education, taught in the School of Education from 1987-2019. She specialized in teaching that focused on arts education, art, and technology in education. Her research interests included technology's intersection with the arts.

She is both artist and educator. Her paintings and photographs have been exhibited in several national juried exhibitions. Dr. Guenter was CSU, Chico's Outstanding Teacher in 2000, California's Outstanding Visual Arts Educator in 2001, and the 2008 National Art Educator. She received the CSU Chico Professional Achievement Award in 1996 and 2010. Her work with online instruction and MERLOT has been recognized at the national and international levels. Dr. Guenter is now happily retired, supporting and creating art.