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George Weinschenk has been with the Engineering Design Division since the beginning of 2010, having previously taught composition and literature courses for Florida Atlantic University, three other departments at Binghamton University -- Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and German, Russian, and East Asian Languages (before the latter was divided), Broome Community College, and SUNY Oneonta.
Raised mostly overseas, in Great Britain, Italy, Iran, Greece, and Singapore, but Dr. Weinschenk began his academic career as a fine arts student, but after earning his bachelor's degree in fine arts (Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis), he pursued a second bachelor's in English (Florida Atlantic University), a master's in English (FAU), a second master's in philosophy (Binghamton University), and, finally, a doctorate in comparative literature (BU). Dr. Weinschenk received a scholarship to study literary theory, Modern literature, and Shakespeare for six weeks at the Oxford Summer Programme in Literature in 1997. He has presented papers on the moral imperatives of adjunct teaching, on a Buddhist environmentalism, and on the appearance of Buddhist notions in the poetry of Wallace Stevens.
Relocating from country to country throughout his childhood and from school to school in the pursuit of his academic degrees, Dr. Weinschenk has come to identify especially with college freshmen who are in the process of adjusting to a new environment. While he also teaches Computer Ethics in the Computer Science Department, here in the Engineering Design Division, his interest in the incoming college student experience combines wonderfully with the play of puzzles and invention in engineering.