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Schweiker Receives a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
William Schweiker, Director of the Martin Marty Center and Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics in the Divinity School, received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching during the Divinity School's diploma ceremony, as part of the University of Chicago's 507th Convocation. The ceremony took place on Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Bond Chapel.
An internationally recognized leader in the field of religious ethics, William Schweiker has already trained an impressive cohort of doctoral students who are currently shaping the field. He is a dedicated and inspiring teacher, always meticulously prepared, with a gift for situating significant moral questions and classic texts within the big picture, never losing sight of the importance of these reflections for human life.
His passion for rigorous thought and argument, combined with warm hospitality and genuine interest in his students both in and out of the classroom, create an intellectual community within which his students flourish. Schweiker is a humane and generous advisor, encouraging students to pursue their own interests and to discover their individual voices. Balancing highly effective teaching, his own ambitious research program and constructive engagement in the lives and careers of his students. Schweiker is an academic role model par excellence.
Rigorous thinker, talented teacher, and humane advisor, William Schweiker's investment in the lives of his students goes far beyond the classroom. In his generous nurturing of their intellectual, professional, and personal flourishing, he models the ethical concern for human life that is the driving question of his academic work.
The award was presented by Margaret M. Mitchell, Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of New Testatment and Early Christian Literature.