English professor honored by SCICU

Posted on April 19, 2018

Dr. Christine Schott, center, with SCICU Board Chair Russell Cook, left, and Administrative Dean of the College Dr. Dan Corsi

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Christine Schott was one of 20 professors from member colleges honored at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 13th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner April 12.

Each year SCICU recognizes outstanding faculty members from each of its 20 member schools. Recipients are honored at an annual award dinner and each is given a $3,000 professional development grant.

Schott joined the Erskine College faculty in 2012 and holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia. She has been awarded two master’s degrees, one in Medieval Studies from the University of Virginia, and the other in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College.

She continues her research in the area of manuscript culture in late medieval Iceland, and her work has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Journal of the Early Book Society, and the Yearbook of Langland Studies.

A biography of Schott published on the SCICU website describes her work at Erskine. “In the classroom, Schott’s engaging style is well received by students who respect her level of expertise, high expectations, and cooperative demeanor. She serves Erskine as a committed, passionate educator and scholar who demonstrates a high level of care for each of her students.”

Schott received the Younts Excellence in Teaching Award at Erskine in 2014.