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Category: faculty

Herda strives to teach ‘the whole person’ at Lyon

After teaching at Lyon College for six years, Associate Professor of Spanish Dr. John Herda has adopted the holistic worldview of a liberal arts education. “I have become more aware of the student as a whole person.” He continued, “I suppose this is due to advising, spending time with honor societies and assisting students with their professional endeavors.” Herda attended state schools as a student, so he was always intrigued by the idea of a residential... Read More
at Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Oliveira wins 2020 Williamson Prize

Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Cassia Oliveira won the 2020 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The Williamson Prize is awarded annually to a Lyon faculty member whose accomplishments as a teacher and a scholar, personal character and service to church and community make him or her deserving of such an honor. Nominations are solicited from faculty and students, and a Williamson Prize Selection Committee recommends a recipient to the Board of Trustees for its approval at... Read More
at Friday, May 15, 2020

Bork promoted to full professor

The Lyon College Board of Trustees voted in April to approve the promotion of Dustyn Bork to Professor of Art and Dr. Jennifer Daniels to Associate Professor of Psychology. “It is a great feeling,” Bork said. “Being promoted to full professor is the pinnacle in academia. It is a huge honor and brings me joy.” Bork, who joined the College in 2010, is appreciative of his colleagues, the administration and the Board of Trustees for the opportunity and for all the help... Read More
at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Schwanke receives ‘extraordinary senior lecturer’ position

A Lyon professor has been appointed to the post of extraordinary senior lecturer at North-West University in South Africa. Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Christopher Schwanke will have access to campus, academic journals, and travel funds through the position, which retroactively began Jan. 1, 2019, and will expire Dec. 31, 2021. The position can be renewed for another three years at that time. Schwanke was a postdoctoral researcher at North-West University from 2015 to 2018. His... Read More
at Friday, September 27, 2019