Northwestern names Lilly Faculty Fellows

Northwestern College has named five professors as 2005 Lilly Faculty Fellows. The professors will each receive a grant of $3,000 to conduct research related to the theological foundation of vocation in the liberal arts as part of Northwestern’s Lilly Grant project, Vocare: Find Your Place.

The new Lilly Faculty Fellows are Michael Andres, assistant professor of religion; Dr. Dave Arnett; associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Adrienne Forgette, associate professor of psychology; Dr. Bob Hubbard, associate professor of theatre; and Dr. Randy Jensen, associate professor of philosophy.

Northwestern’s Dean’s Council selected one professor from each of the five divisions of the academic program—religion, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and the arts—as Lilly Faculty Fellows after receiving proposals from candidates. The recipients will work with Dr. Keith Anderson, dean of spiritual formation and vocation/director of the Lilly Grant, in exploring what the ancient concept of vocation—or calling—has to do with a Christian liberal arts education from the perspective of their academic discipline. The professors will give presentations of their research at a campus-wide forum next year.