Hinkle Voted SCU Teacher-of-the-Year

Southwestern Christian University students have selected Adrian Hinkle as the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year. Hinkle was chosen in a vote of the SCU student body among the three finalists who were nominated by the students themselves.

Hinkle is in her 10th year at SCU where she is the Dean of The School of Professional Studies and Chair of the Theology and Missions Department. She has played a vital role in helping the young adults of SCU develop a strong biblical foundation as to be ready when God calls upon them. Hinkle is known for often challenging her students to view the world through a Biblical lens and see God as the source of truth in all academic disciplines.

This year she taught 55 students in subjects such as: Hermeneutics, Old Testament History and Literature, and Theological Foundations for Ministry.

“Professor Hinkle is the hardest working person I know. She is always doing something to better SCU and the atmosphere around her,” Holly Cox, SCU Student Senate President. “I definitely see Christ working through her to touch numerous students. SCU is lucky to have her. I don't know anyone who deserves this award more.”

“My greatest satisfaction at SCU is the relationships I am able to build with students,” Hinkle said. “Many of these relationships continue long after they graduate and move on to their careers.  I love to share in their stories as they live out their callings.”

Hinkle is concluding work on her Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. She is set to defend her thesis, “Pedagogical Theory of the Hebrew Bible,” this summer.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from SCU in Biblical Studies and later obtained her master’s degree in Theology from Southern Nazarene University.

She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Society for Pentecostal Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, Theta Alpha Kappa Honors Society.

She lives in Mustang with her husband, Leland. They have three children together.