Dr. David Bosch Earns Award for Excellence
WILMORE, Ky. - Every year, one Asbury University faculty member is selected to receive the Frances White Ewbank Excellence in Teaching Award. This distinction is given to a professor who exemplifies knowledge in his or her field, enthusiasm and the integration of faith and learning in the classroom. This year, the Asbury administration presented the award to Dr. David Bosch, assistant professor of Business Management.
Bosch has had real-world experience in the corporate world, started and maintained both a business and a women’s center during the nearly six years he spent in Iraq, is well-traveled and maintains research interests in the impact of personal values and spirituality on commercial and social entrepreneurship.
“I want learning to be fun because we are going to be learning for the rest of our lives,” said Bosch. He pours into his students with his enthusiastic, faith-based teaching and leadership style.
When asked the secret of his effective teaching, Bosch said he had no secret. “I just try to put myself in the seat of the students,” he said. His students and colleagues recognize his intentional, engaging teaching style, humility and desire to make faith a part of the classroom.
“David is very intentional,” said Dr. Jon Kulaga, provost at Asbury. “Whether it’s integrating the Christian worldview into his subject matter or sharing from his experience leading small business initiatives in Iraq – there is always this element of integrating his faith with the teaching and learning taking place in his classroom.”
The Ewbank Award is given annually to one full-time faculty member in honor of Dr. Frances White Ewbank, a professor of literature at Asbury in the 1950s who contributed much to the liberal arts and faith initiatives at Asbury. Receiving this award is a special honor as both faculty and graduating students participate in nominating the recipients.
“When you look at some of the criteria for the award – knowledge and enthusiasm of the subject matter, effectiveness in classroom teaching and the creation of a classroom environment that values student input,” said Kulaga, “then you see the students themselves recognize Dr. Bosch is a great exemplar of these values. David loves teaching, loves his subject and he genuinely loves his students.”