2021 Dean’s Award | College of Arts & Sciences

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Dr. Bruce McNair

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Bruce McNair, Professor of History, is the recipient of the 2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the College of Arts & Sciences at Campbell University.

Following a year as an adjunct instructor, Dr. McNair joined the faculty of the History, Criminal Justice and Political Science Department full-time in 1994. Since then, he has become a valued member of the faculty of his department as well as the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. McNair’s value can be seen in several areas. First, he is an outstanding classroom instructor. His student evaluations are consistently and overwhelmingly positive with comments like, “I loved Dr. McNair’s class and normally I HATE history!”

Second, Dr. McNair is a well-known historian of the Renaissance era with numerous publications to his credit, including his most recent book titled, Christoforo Landino, His Work and Thought, published by Brill. Dr. McNair’s record of service serves as a third reason why he is so valuable as a faculty colleague.

Through the years, he has taken upon himself various responsibilities within both his department and the broader university community including Faculty Senate, Big SURS (research symposium) and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He also has a stellar record of service in his church and community.

We are truly honored to have a faculty member like Dr. McNair in the College of Arts and Sciences. Associate Dean, Glenn Jonas, said, “I have known Dr. McNair for 27 years and I have always been impressed with his kind, gentle spirit as well as his incredible competence as a teacher and scholar.”

Dr. McNair is a truly outstanding example of faculty excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am delighted to present him with the 2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Michael B. Wells
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences