2010
Education expert to discuss teaching techniques for the 21st century

Education expert to discuss teaching techniques for the 21st century
March 3, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

W. Gardner Campbell, director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University (Waco, Texas), will present a public lecture from 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 19 in the Tellabs Lecture Hall (Birck Hall of Science, Room 112) at Benedictine University. Campbell, an associate professor of Literature and Media in the Honors College at Baylor, will present “Integrative Learning and the Gift of New Media: General Education for the 21st Century.” The lecture is sponsored by the Task Force on General Education at Benedictine University. Campbell earned a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in English at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.) after graduating magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. He began his teaching career as an instructor at the Virginia Governor’s School for the Gifted in 1979. Campbell has also taught at the University of Richmond (Richmond, Va.), the University of San Diego (Calif.) and the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, Va.), where he served as Assistant Vice President for Teaching and Learning Technologies in addition to his teaching responsibilities. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.