Faculty honors and awards

Just as important as what you learn is who you learn from. Northwestern professors are dedicated teachers and committed Christians who have studied around the world and earned degrees from a list of institutions that includes Duke, Princeton, UCLA and Yale. They also contribute to their fields as renowned scholars and researchers, earning honors and awards like these:

Dr. Laurie Daily
Education
Presentation on inclusive classrooms in Ireland at the International Association of Special Education conference, 2013

Professor Ann Vander Kooi Minnick
Communications
Elected business manager for the Iowa Journal of Communication by the Iowa Communications Association, 2013

Dr. Samuel Martin
English
Named the March 2013 Artist of the Month by Image Journal; Martin is also a Mullin Scholar in the Generations in Dialogue Program at the University of Southern California, 2013

Dr. Luke Dahn
Music
Composed "Penumbrae," which premiered by the League of Composers Chamber Players at the Terni Cultural Institute, New York, 2013 ("Dash," by Dahn, premiered by the Boston Brass in 2011)

Dr. Juyeon Kang
Music
Received the $10,000 Northwestern College Endowed Research Fellowship to complete her second CD, Joyful Dances, and perform a solo recital at Carnegie Hall, 2013

Instructor Sharon Rosenboom
Math
Appointed to serve on the Iowa governor's STEM Advisory Council (science, technology, engineering and math), 2012

Dr. Earl Woudstra
Kinesiology 

Inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, 2012

Professor Jeff Barker
Theatre 
Script consultant for "The Frontier Boys," which won best feature at the Iowa Independent Film Festival, 2011

Dr. Jennifer Feenstra
Psychology

Fulbright Scholarship, 2011

Dr. Robert Winn
History 
Authored Eusebius of Emesa: Church and Theology in the Mid-Fourth Century, which was published by The Catholic University of America Press, 2011