NEWBERG, Ore. (May 30, 2008) – Daniel Brunner, Christian history and formation professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, is the recipient of the university's 2008 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching.
Brunner has been a professor at the George Fox Evangelical Seminary since 1996. He teaches theology and earthkeeping, spirituality and social justice, Christian history and theology, pastoral ministry, and spiritual life.
A student nominator said of Brunner, "Dan Brunner brings an unusual amount of passion, transparency, and humility to our classroom relationships and learning."
Brunner received a bachelor's degree in biblical studies from Northwest Christian College, a master's in divinity in Christian formation and discipleship from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oxford. His areas of expertise and research interests include Christian spirituality and the paradoxes of the Christian life, German Lutheran Pietism, hybrid learning and pedagogy, and Luther's theology of the cross.
Outside of his academic career, Brunner's interests and passions center on his family, his English garden, sports, and movies.
George Fox University is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,200 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond Oregon, and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees.