Charles R. Pinches, Ph.D.



This award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated noteworthy academic leadership in promoting and strengthening cross-disciplinary or interdepartmental teaching and learning endeavors.  The award honors a faculty member who has developed creative/innovative interdisciplinary or integrative pedagogies as a means of connecting and enhancing the learning experiences of students.  The successful applicant will be a scholar who systematically works across disciplines and departmental boundaries to enable students to confront real world challenges and experience the relatedness of knowledge.  The recipient of this year’s award is Dr. Charles Pinches.

Dr. Pinches, a Professor in the Department of Theology and Director of First Year Seminars, joined the University in 1990.  He received his BA in English in 1977 from Wheaton College, and his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Notre Dame.


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