Professor of history and humanities receives Teaching Excellence Award
May 23, 2022
Associate Professor of History and Humanities, Jack Nawrocik, has received the St. Philip’s College Teaching Excellence Award. The Teaching Excellence program is an opportunity to recognize individuals for their contributions to the college through excellence as educators.
Jack Nawrocik holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Music from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His latest endeavor was the completion of a Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Gratz College. For over twenty years, Nawrocik has been involved and dedicated to a career in higher education. He has taught both pre-and post-secondary students in History, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Nawrocik has also developed college-level academic curricula and programs, designed distance learning courses, and presented innovative methods of technology use in traditional classroom settings.
Nawrocik has reviewed academic textbooks for various publishers and worked in college administration-leadership as a Program Director and Coordinator for the Department of Social Sciences, Faculty Assistant to the College Vice President for Academic Success, President of the St. Philip’s College Faculty Senate, member of the Alamo Colleges District (ACD) United Faulty Senates, member of the ACD Executive Faculty Council, and member of the St. Philip’s College President’s Leadership Team.
Nawrocik has given numerous lectures on historical topics such as Ancient history, Modern-European history, World Civilizations and Cultures, Fine Arts and Humanities, American Minority Studies, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies. As part of his historical employment experience, he has worked as a radio announcer and programmer for Texas Public Radio (KPAC 88.3 FM). Nawrocik hosted and programmed shows such as Music for Sunday Sunrise, Choral Masterworks, and KPAC’s Music Overnight. Nawrocik has earned certification and acknowledgment as a Fabulous Instructor Using Technology, Distance Learning Certification, Quality Matters Certified Instructor, and 2018 NISOD Master Presenter.
Nawrocik is the recipient of the 2020 NISOD Teaching Excellence Award and a Token of Friendship from the Israel Ministry of Tourism (1991). His current projects are a series of lectures that explore the challenges of remembering past genocides in the 21st century and topics about women’s experiences in the Holocaust, Ravensbrück concentration camp, and the Rwandan Genocide.