Linda Samek, provost

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After serving as provost on an interim basis to begin the 2013 academic year, Linda Samek was officially named the university's provost in December of 2013. She has served as dean of George Fox's School of Education (2008-2013) and previously was provost at Corban University. Before that, Samek worked as deputy director and coordinator of teacher education for Oregon's Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and as co-director of the Oregon University System's Quality Assurance in Teaching Program.



The Office of Academic Affairs oversees:

  • Faculty hiring, evaluation and development
  • Curriculum development
  • Academic issues for students
  • Institutional assessment

Faculty Award Winners 2013

Cliff RosenbohmFaculty Award for Excellence in Teaching - Undergraduate: Cliff Rosenbohm, Social Work

Rosenbohm heads up the university's social work program. He manages to balance the duties of a professor and administrator, teaching classes while also serving as director of the school's nationally accredited social work program. 

Lauran SimmonsFaculty Award for Excellence in Teaching - Graduate: Laura Simmons, Seminary

Simmons has taught at George Fox Evangelical Seminary for 12 years, specializing in classes that cover Christian ministry, reconciliation, discipleship and spiritual formation.

John SchmittFaculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship - Undergraduate: John Schmitt, Biology

Schmitt is George Fox's Holman Professor of Biology. He has led a dozen student researchers the past three years in a quest to find a cure for breast cancer. His students regularly present at prestigious scientific venues, including the Experimental Biology Meeting.

Ken BadleyFaculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship - Graduate: Ken Badley, Education

Badley teaches in the School of Education, where he specializes in the integration of faith with teaching. He served this past year as editor of one scholarly volume and published four chapters in edited volumes of scholarly work.

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