CHID alumnus, Cyrus P. Olsen, III, Ph.D., received the Excellence in Advancing Interdisciplinary Study Award, which honors faculty members who cross boundaries between disciplines and departments to create innovative pedagogies that enhance students’ learning and prepare them for real-world challenges. Dr. Olsen, associate professor of theology and religious studies, received his bachelor’s degree from University of Washington and both his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oxford. He joined the faculty at Scranton in 2006.
Cyrus remarked, "I would attribute receiving the Excellence in Advancing Interdisciplinary Study award to my origins in CHID."
The University of Scranton's Provost’s office and Provost Advisory Group selected the award recipients from a pool of candidates nominated by academic deans and department chairs.