Dr. Faye Chechowich
Dean of Faculty Development & Professor of Christian Educational MinistriesOffice Location: Ayres 205
Phone: (765) 998-4571
Specialties: Teaching Effectiveness, Faculty Development Initiatives, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Research, Factors that Contribute to Late Life Conversion, Intergenerationality in Church Ministry
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Indiana University, 1999
Dissertation: "Elders' Perception of Change in the Spiritual Dimension of their Lives Between the Ages of 60 and 80."
MRE, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1988
BA, Christian Education, Taylor University, 1974
Why I love teaching at Taylor:
I teach at Taylor because I love undergraduate students. Traditional residential students between the ages of 18 and 22 are in a rich developmental time and it is a privilege to be alongside of students during this time of their lives. It is a time when students are asking big questions like, who am I?, why am I here?, where am I headed?, what am I going to choose to believe? Their values are being shaped and solidified. What a privilege it is to contribute to this process. I teach at Taylor because it is a rich place to prepare students for vocational ministry. My spiritual gifting to equip and encourage and teach are all in full use as we prepare students for roles in youth ministry, children’s ministry, college and young adult ministry, camp ministry, student development work, teaching English, church planting and other mission oriented opportunities. I teach at Taylor because there are wonderful collegial relationships with my colleagues.
Advice to incoming students:
Get to know your professors. Make an appointment with each one during the first month of classes.
Hospitality, gardening, bird-watching, and traveling.