MacMurray professor honored as exemplary teacher for 2010


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A MacMurray College professor is one among 14 professors at United Methodist-related schools, colleges and universities to be honored as an exemplary teacher for 2010 by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
Robert Seufert, professor of English at MacMurray, was selected for the award during the fall semester.
This program, an important partnership with United Methodist-related educational institutions, expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for outstanding teaching on our campuses. The recipients of the annual award receive a certificate of appreciation and a cash award.
“While the amount of this award is modest, it does manifest in a tangible way the profound respect that The United Methodist Church has for the teaching-learning process and it does, therefore, recognize particularly talented professors. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is pleased to be the vehicle for expressing this appreciation on behalf of The United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Gerald D. Lord, associate general secretary of GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education.
Some institutions give the awards during spring semester; others make their presentation of the award in the fall.
Seufert is the William F. Short Professor of English Literature and will retire in the spring of 2012 after more than 30 years of teaching at the College.
Seufert was instrumental in starting the MacMurray College Speaker Series and is serving as co-chair for this year’s United Way Campaign at MacMurray.
A New York City native, Seufert graduated from Fordham University before earning a master’s and Ph.D. from Ohio University. In his teaching career at MacMurray, Seufert also received the Sears-Roebuck Teaching Award and the Dewey Wilkins Award.