Grove City College Names Mayo Professor of Year

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Dr. Joshua A. Mayo will be honored as Grove City College’s 2023 ODK Professor of the Year at next week’s Honors Convocation.

Mayo is department chair and associate professor of English. He also teaches in the writing program and the humanities core and serves as the faculty adviser for The Quad literary magazine.

“Dr. Mayo is an outstanding scholar and an extraordinarily caring person. He embodies the best of what distinguishes a Grove City College professor,” said President Paul J. McNulty.

“I am deeply grateful for this award. It blesses my soul. I love to teach here,” Mayo said. “Grove City College is a place where biblical imagination and serious inquiry are still possible. I am regularly amazed by the profound Christian wisdom of my colleagues and the earnest faith of my students. In many respects, it is the ideal institution of higher education.”

After graduating with a B.A. in English from Grove City College, Mayo earned an M.A. from the University of Mississippi and his doctor of philosophy in English from the University of Dallas.

A Shakespeare scholar, Mayo recently published the book “Good in Everything: Meditations on Shakespeare.” In addition, he has published articles on a variety of authors from John Donne to Emily Dickinson to George McDonald in such publications as First Things and Touchstone. He also frequently writes for The Circe Institute, an organization that fosters classical education.

The recipient of the annual award is selected by the college’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honorary that has recognized collegiate scholarship, leadership, and citizenship for more than a century.

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