CU Faculty Member, Dr. Damon Eubank, Receives 17th Annual Excellence in Teaching Award for Tenured Faculty Member
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Damon Eubank, professor of history at Campbellsville University, received the 17th Annual Advancement Board Excellence in Teaching Award for tenured faculty at Honors and Awards Day recently.
The award is given annually to a faculty member who has excelled. Sara Curry, Gwinn Thompson Hahn and Betty Hord Johnson, members of the CU Advancement Board, made this year’s presentation.
Eubank said he gives credit for “whatever talent I may have to Jesus Christ who gave me those gifts in the first place.”
He said he also gives credit to his former professors at Campbellsville University, the late Dr. Bill Bennett and the late Dr. B.R. “Bobby” Himes, “who both taught me much about how to teach and relate to students.”
Eubank joined the faculty of Campbellsville College in 1989 after completing his bachelor’s degree in history in 1981 from Campbellsville College. He received a master’s degree from Auburn University in 1984, and his Ph.D. in history from Mississippi State University in 1989.
In his 20 years at Campbellsville University, Eubank has approximately 15 students who have finished law school, over 50 who have earned master’s degrees and two who have either completed or are currently working on Ph.D. programs.
He has developed a new course on the Holocaust and hopes to take a group of his students to Poland. He is working on a course in “Ancient History” with the intent of taking students to Greece and Italy.
Many students have been heard to say: “He really knows his stuff” or even non-history majors say “I learned more in his class than any other class I took at Campbellsville.”
Since joining the CU faculty, Eubank has published numerous articles and over 100 book and article reviews. He published a book in 2004 and has a second one scheduled to be published this year.
Eubank is a member of several scholarly associations including the Southern Historical Society, the Society of Civil War Historians, the Kentucky Historical Society and the Filson Club. He is a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee and the Kentucky Bicentennial Committee. He serves as a book reviewer for the Alabama Review and Louisiana History.
Eubank is active in Campbellsville Baptist Church. He said, “Not all interaction between the university and the community happens in the classroom or even in the office. It also takes place in the church and in the marketplace.
“In some small manner, I am facilitating that process through my ministry and helping the university’s public image in the church. For those who do not come to the university, I can help bring the university to them.”
He is married to Lori Jadwin Eubank, who formerly taught at Campbellsville University, and they have two children, Lorin and Micah. He is the son of Frank and Louise Eubank of Vine Grove, Ky., and the late Elizabeth Eubank.
Eubank is a 1977 graduate of North Hardin High School.
Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.