MEDIA CONTACT: Dan White
Office of College Communications
WENHAM, MA-Dr. Gregor Thuswaldner, assistant professor of German at Gordon College and a resident of Beverly, was given the Junior Distinguished Faculty Award during Gordon's commencement exercises on May 13, 2006.
When Thuswaldner joined the faculty in 2003, he brought with him "vision for new initiatives and the energy and dedication sufficient to pursue them," according to provost Mark Sargent. Sargent added that Thuswaldner "has high standards for his students and optimism for their potential-including one Gordon student he helped coach as she earned a Fulbright scholarship."
Thuswaldner has been a prodigious writer of numerous articles and reviews, and is currently editing two books: the first a collection of essays on literary theory, and the second on the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of the religious struggles in twentieth-century Germany. He has presented at many conferences in the United States and Europe, and is helping to plan a major conference next fall on Christ in culture. He holds degrees from University of Salzburg (B.A.), University of Vienna (M.A.) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.).
Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.