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Who’s Who Among American Teachers


Who’s Who Among American Teachers is recognizing eight Manchester College faculty members for educational excellence in its 10th edition.

Only 15 percent of teachers of higher education are tapped for the publication, nominated by students recognized by Who’s Who and The National Dean’s List

Manchester faculty members recognized in the latest edition include:


        James R.C. Adams, chair of the Department of Art, was honored by Congress as 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year for baccalaureate colleges. His classes range from Spanish to drawing to study in Peru to art restoration.

        Dr. Mark Angelos teaches popular courses in European history, and medieval and gender studies, and an abroad course on comparative civilizations in Europe. His research is in women's and economic history in medieval Europe.

        Dr. Dagny Boebel, chair of the Department of English, leads efforts to show the importance of writing in all forms to Manchester students. She teaches courses ranging from Shakespeare to feminist theory.

        Dr. Gregory W. Clark, chair of the Department of Physics, also coordinates the engineering science program. Dr. Clark is a faculty Fulbright Scholar, currently doing nanoscience research in Wales.  

        Dr. Mary P. Lahman, professor of communication studies, specializes in human communication, mentoring, persuasion, speech writing and social movements. She has served as a faculty mentor on service learning and has authored several manuals.

        Heather A. Schilling, a member of the Department of Education faculty, has particular interests in elementary education, children's literature, language arts and adolescent learners.

        Dr. Scott K. Strode, chair of the Department of Communication Studies, also is director of theatre and advises the campus improv group. His January class alternates between a touring children’s theatre troupe and theatre study abroad.  

        Dr. Janina P. Traxler, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, takes January classes to French-speaking countries, and teaches a wide range of subjects ranging from classical literature to pedagogy for language education majors and, of course, French.


Manchester, with a reputation for its faculty mentors, is a “Best College” in college guides published by both U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. More than 94 percent of MC classes are taught by full-time faculty and more than 94 percent of faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.

Manchester College offers 55 areas of study to 1,056 students from 27 states and 26 countries.  For more about the college and its outstanding faculty, visit

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