Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. John Lyden • Professor and Chair of Liberal Arts, has published numerous articles and books including Film as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals, The Routledge Companion to Religion and Film, and The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture. He is editor of the online Journal of Religion & Film and has presented at international conferences as well as appeared in the History Channel documentary, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.
Steve Snyder • Professor of Humanities, has received both the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award at Grand View. He has given presentations at national conferences for the Teaching Professor and has written and published articles on innovative teaching methods. His courses include those in Humanities, Liberal Arts, and the Logos Honor Program.
Dr. Heather Brady • Associate Professor of Liberal Arts, teaches courses on immigration with an emphasis on community engagement, global awareness, and cultural diversity. She has led study tours to France and Tanzania, and her diverse research interests include French culture, African literature and Mexican immigration. She was awarded an Iowa Campus Compact Faculty Fellowship and will be a member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Leadership Institute.
Karen Bason • Professor of Liberal Arts, has received the Grand View Award for Excellence In Teaching and Mentoring, Faculty Advisor of the Year, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and is a member of the Grand View Athletic Hall of Fame. She has written three academic programs and one certificate program for the university, and has published on health, physical education, and sport. Her teaching focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness in relation to vocation.