Dr. Bryan C. Rindfleisch named Marquette Core Curriculum Award winner

The Marquette Core Curriculum Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Bryan C. Rindfleisch as the winner of the 2022 MCC Teaching Excellence Award. 

Rindfleisch is an associate professor in the Department of History who regularly teaches classes fulfilling the MCC’s Engaging Social Systems and Values requirements as well as classes in the Discovery Tier. 

He was selected from a competitive group of nominees for his outstanding contributions to student learning in the MCC. His nominators praised his classes as “models for ethical engagement with the diverse communities that shape the modern world” and emphasized the centrality of experiential learning and community engagement in his pedagogy. They also highlighted how Dr. Rindfleisch brought his research expertise into the classroom, noting that “his emphasis on indigenous history, especially in his courses that trace the indigenous history of urban spaces like Milwaukee, ask students to consider the many histories that are subsumed or ignored in the spaces they inhabit, travel and work within every day.” 

The MCC Teaching Excellence Award was created in 2021 to honor instructors whose “effective approaches to course design and delivery have an extraordinary positive impact on students’ progress toward the MCC learning outcomes.” More details on the award can be found on the MCC website. 

With questions, contact Dr. Conor Kelly, director of the Marquette Core Curriculum.