Marilyn Glaim, professor of English, and Greg King, associate professor of Biblical Studies, were honored as excellent teachers by their students and colleagues during two consecutive chapel programs in May. King was named Teacher of the Year for 1996-97, and Glaim received the Zapara Award for Excellence in Teaching. Each of them received a $1,500 stipend as part of their award.
King earned a doctoral degree from the Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, where he focused his research on Old Testament studies with an emphasis on the exegesis of the book of Zephaniah. King has published numerous articles in Adventist Review, Bibliotheca Sacra, Liberty, and other publications. His students comment on his commitment to God, his lucid presentations, and his sincere interest in their personal development.
Marilyn Glaim earned her Ph.D. from Washington State University, focusing her research on American studies with an emphasis on early 20th century gender attitudes in American culture and literature. She recently led the English department, which she chairs until July 1, through a major curricular revision, and is an active, highly valued participant in campus faculty governance processes. Glaim's students express particular appreciation for her ability to place American literature in its historical and cultural context. In addition to her classroom teaching, Glaim frequently provides guest lectures for service clubs and other community organizations.
The Teacher of the Year Award, which was established to recognize outstanding faculty instruction, focuses on pedagogic excellence as a criteria. The Zapara Award emphasizes criteria such as spiritual credibility, commitment to quality, and relationships with colleagues.