The Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes a full-time faculty member who has a minimum of seven years teaching experience at Marshall and a record of outstanding classroom teaching, scholarship, research and creative activities. This year the selection committee tapped Professor Daniel Holbrook, an associate professor and Chair of the Department of History. The award is named in honor of Charles Hedrick’s father, Charles E. Hedrick, a former history professor, one of the founders of Marshall’s graduate program, and later the Chair of the Graduate Council.
Professor Holbrook came to Marshall in 1997 as director of the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree Program. He has been teaching in Marshall’s history department since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in history in 1999 from Carnegie Mellon University and specializes in the History of Technology, and teaches in that field as well as in Public, Local, U.S. and World History.