August 5, 2010
Jason Wirth, who teaches philosophy, film studies, and African studies, recently received the inaugural Blessed Peter Faber Integrity Award
for faculty. He
has been on the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences since 2005 and
received the College’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 2008. In addition to his
teaching, research, and writing, Wirth is the associate editor and book review
editor for Comparative and Continental
Philosophy and co-director of Seattle University EcoSangha, which focuses
on ecological justice and Zen meditation. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy
from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
The Blessed Peter Faber
Integrity Award is awarded to a student and a member of the faculty or staff
who have demonstrated ethical values and integrity in the campus. In the nomination letter, it was noted that
Jason Wirth was a worthy recipient of this award because of “his commitment to social justice and for
upholding the Jesuit value of educating the whole self … on top of having internal integrity, Dr. Wirth
ensures Seattle University’s integrity by upholding the mission of educating
the whole person. … The way he lives his life reflects consistency
between his words and actions, and this is the essence of integrity.”
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