Poehler Lecture Series to feature Concordia’s Burkart
Dr. Jeffrey Burkart, emeritus professor of education, has been named speaker for the 12th annual Poehler Lecture Series on Christian Faith and Learning. Burkart will present under the topic “The Persistence of Vision: Reflections on Faith and Learning,” on April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Buenger Education Center, Concordia University, St. Paul.
Burkart’s 32-year career as a Concordia professor reflects his contributions to the lives of people in parishes and classrooms across the church. His training included Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois (B.A.), the University of Nebraska (M.A.), and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.).
The Poehler Lecture Series is an annual event designed to explore how Concordia University faculty have connected their Christian faith with their academic discipline. Speakers are selected based on excellence in their academic discipline and maturity in their Christian faith. The series is made possible by a gift from Robert and Elisabeth Trembath and is named in honor of The Rev. Dr. Willy August Poehler, Concordia’s president from 1946-1970 and the father of Elisabeth Trembath.
The event is free and open to the public.