- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (1977)
John Blake Bunch earned his Ph.D. in Education from Indiana University in 1978. He is a specialist in photography and material culture.
Bunch is an Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He teaches courses on photography & aesthetics, and education. In addition to being an accomplished photographer, he has a special interest in museums and material culture studies.
Bunch has been actively involved with both the Virginia Association of Museums and the American Association of Museums. He is also the Founder and Chair of the UVA Museum Advisory Group, and the Editor of the Museum Studies Directory.