Gary Scudder will be on Sabbatical leave for the academic spring semester of 2021
An Object of Affection
Eight centuries ago the Chinese philosopher Zhu Xi proposed that, "If one makes no progress in his study, it is simply because he lacks courage." I would argue that his words are just as valid today. Further, I believe that one of the most important goals of any professor should be to inspire that courage in our students — and to do that we need to model that courage ourselves. We have to leave our comfortable world behind (whether it is physical or intellectual), and explore a much larger, complicated and sometimes scary one.
So, what better meaningful object could I pick than my one possession that I would enter a burning building to rescue — the walking stick that my grandfather made me. It reminds me of home and family, certainly, but it also represents the desire to travel further afield. He made it for me so that I could hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail with my father, and it was one of my earliest challenges. Whether I am tramping around San'a or Zanzibar or Kasgar — or tackling the intricacies of psychology or neuroscience or Persian poetry — I've always welcomed the challenge, and happily shared the journey with my students.
- Author, "Global Modules - die Nutzung des Internets zum Aufbau interkultureller Communities," in Christina Schachtner and Angelika Hober, eds., Learning Communities - Das Internet als neuer Lern - und Wissensraum, Frankfurt, Germany 2008.
- Co-Author - "Rethinking International Education: Champlain College's Global Modules Project," The University of the Future, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary 2008.
Co-Author - "Rethinking International Education: Champlain College's Global Modules Project," Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference of Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC), Amman, Jordan, October, 2007.
- Co-Author - "Internationalizing the Curriculum: Champlain College and the Global Modules Project," Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Interactive Computer-Aided Learning, Villach, Austria, September, 2007.
- Author, Forward, Sally-Ann Totman, Hollywood's Portrayal of Rogue States: How American Movies Promote War, (Forthcoming)
- Author, Voices of the Other: Using Global Modules to Facilitate Dialogue on Gender Issues, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer-aided Learning, 2007.
- Editor, Student Companion Website, World History, 5th Edition, Duiker and Spielvogel, Wadsworth, New York, 2006
- Editor, PRIMIS World Civilization Primary Document Reader, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2003
- Author, Instructors Manual and Test Bank for Traditions & Encounters, 2nd Edition, Bentley and Ziegler, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2003.
- Author, "Conservatism," "Literary Relations, Britain-Latin America" in Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics and History, ABC-Clio, Oxford, 2005.
- Contributor, Traditions & Encounters, 2nd Edition, Bentley and Ziegler, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2003.
- Contributor, The Heritage of World Civilizations, 6th Edition, Craig, Prentice-Hall, New York, 2003.
- Author, "Robert Owen," "Count Arthur de Gobineau," "Sir James George Frazer," "Viscount Castlereagh," "Sir Richard Francis Burton," in Interdisciplinary Biographical Dictionaries: Industrialization and Imperialism, Greenwood Press, New York, 2001.
- Author, Instructors Manual and Test Bank for Traditions & Encounters, Bentley and Ziegler, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2000.
- Contributor, Traditions & Encounters, Bentley and Ziegler, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2000.
- Co-Author, Student Study Guide for Traditions & Encounters, Volume II, Bentley and Ziegler, McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2000.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Vermont Professor of the Year, 2010.
- Community Contribution Award, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), 2010.
- Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education for Internationalizing the Curriculum, 2008-2009.
- Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship, Champlain College, 2007-2008.
- Teaching About Islam and Middle Eastern Culture Seminar, CIC Grant, Amman Jordan, January 2005.
- Georgia Board of Regents Distinguished Professor for Teaching and Learning, 1999-2000.
- Outstanding Award for Teaching, Georgia Perimeter College, 1997-1998.
- Most Appreciated Faculty Member Award, Georgia Perimeter College, 1993-1994.
- Taft Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, 1987-1988.
- American Historical Association
- World History Association
- Elizabethan Society
- Association for Integrative Studies