Professor discusses career in education

From: Curry School – University of Virginia

Only five years out of his doctoral program, Stephen Schroth’s scholarship and seemingly boundless energy have already made a mark on Knox College, a nationally ranked private liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, where he is an assistant professor in the Educational Studies Department.

In the past four years his research publications with Knox colleague Jason Helfer on gifted education topics have won three awards for excellence in research from the MENSA Education & Research Foundation. Last fall Knox College presented Schroth with an award for distinguished teaching.

Schroth spoke with the Curry Alumni Scholar [website] about his experiences here and their influence on his early career at Knox College… “Curry has had a tremendous effect on my career. My long-term goal was to teach at a liberal arts college in the Midwest… So when I arrived at Knox in 2006, I felt like I was home… Knox is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, and was founded by abolitionists from the Oneida Colony in New York who also founded Galesburg. As a result, the connection between town and gown has always been important, and Knox College 4 Kids is a tremendous way that we build the connection between the College and Galesburg…” Read more…