Faculty members receive Woodward and Burmeister awards

Five faculty members recently received Woodward and Burmeister Endowment awards. The Woodward Endowment for Creative Teaching and Learning supports faculty participating in workshops and activities to enhance creative teaching and effective learning. The Burmeister Endowment for Faculty Scholarship and Creativity supports Bethany faculty research and scholarly travel.

Assistant Professor of English Lori Brack, M.A., received a Woodward award to attend the John R. Milton Writer’s Conference on Memory, Commemoration, and the American West from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in Vermillion, S.D. Brack will have the opportunity to further explore the relation between journalism and creative nonfiction, present and explore publication opportunities for her work, and investigate interdisciplinary approaches to enrich student learning.

Part-time English instructor Eric Monder received a Woodward award to further his research of rare and useful film materials from the Smithsonian Institute’s Special Collection.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Na Peng, Ph.D., received a Woodward award to attend the Transforming STEM Education Conference sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 in San Diego, Calif. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools focus on these subjects to help youth gain the skills required to succeed in today’s challenging world, and Peng’s attendance will enable her to collaborate with other forward-thinking STEM faculty and academic leaders from all sectors of higher education to share innovations, evidence, and practical strategies for succeeding.

Assistant Professor of Religion Adam Pryor, Ph.D., received a Burmeister award to present his papers on Tillich & Kierkegaard and Deacon & Murphy at the American Academy of Religion from Nov. 21 to 25 in Baltimore, Md. Pryor’s work studies existential theology.

Professor of English Linda Lewis, Ph.D., received a Burmeister award to present her paper on Charles Dickens at the Western Conference for British Studies from Oct. 3 to 5 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Lori Brack

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Na Peng

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Adam Pryor

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis