SCRANTON — Three Abington area residents are among 11 University of Scranton full-time faculty members who recently received Provost Faculty Enhancement Awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship or service.
Robert Willenbrink, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, received the Excellence in Advancing Interdisciplinary Study Award and Abhijit Roy, D.B.A.,of South Abington Township, and Michael Edward Allison, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, received the Excellence in Integrating Mission and Justice into the Curriculum Award.
The Excellence in Advancing Interdisciplinary Study Award honors faculty members who cross boundaries between disciplines and departments to create innovative pedagogies that enhance students’ learning and prepare them for real-world challenges.
Willenbrink, assistant professor of English and theatre, received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Tulsa and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He began to work at the University in 2009.
The Excellence in Integrating Mission and Justice into the Curriculum Award honors faculty who address issues of faith and justice continuously, vigorously and increasingly.
Roy, professor of management, marketing and entrepreneurship, joined the university faculty in 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Allahabad, his master’s and master’s of business administration degrees from the University of Arizona and his doctorate of business administration from Boston University.
Allison, associate professor of political science, serves as chair of the Department of Political Science. He received his bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Florida State University. He joined the university faculty in 2006.