- Sylvia E. Bowman Award (2018)
Dr. Christopher Young serves as both an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies at Indiana University Northwest and as the Director of the Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning. Dr. Young graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993 with a B.A. in History. He then continued his education at Northern Illinois University, finishing an M.A., also in History, in 1994, before completing a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. After graduating, Dr. Young briefly joined the faculty at Wilbur Wright College in 2002 before accepting a tenure track position at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL later that year. He remained at MacMurray, eventually serving as a department chair, until 2005 when he came to Indiana University - Northwest.
As Director of the Center for Innovation and Scholarship in Teaching and Learning, Dr. Young supports IU Northwest faculty in developing good teaching practices through development programs, consultations, and mentoring. His scholarly work has focused on America during the Revolution, the early Republic, and teaching development. Dr. Young's work extends to service in his field, where he has served as managing editor of both the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology.