Lincoln Christian University (LCU) granted Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages Dr. Walt Zorn the title of Professor Emeritus on Friday, May 3, 2013, among family, friends, and coworkers who had gathered to celebrate Zorn’s retirement after 25 years of service at LCU.
This esteemed distinction is awarded to members of the faculty who have had an especially long and meritorious career at Lincoln Christian University. Dr. Walter Zorn has served with distinction on the LCU faculty since he arrived in 1988 and as the Undergraduate Academic Dean from 1988 to 1993, having served previously on the faculty at Great Lakes Christian College.
A graduate of Atlanta Christian College and Lincoln Christian Seminary, Dr. Zorn also earned an interdisciplinary PhD from Michigan State University.
As a teacher, Dr. Zorn has consistently strived to connect the classroom and the church. His teaching in the Old Testament, in all of the biblical languages, and in history encourages students to learn so that they might grow as believers, and in turn help others to grow. Dr. Zorn’s classes on the Psalms were among students favorites of the entire course book over the years.
As a model, Dr. Zorn has served numerous churches as their preacher, challenging them to become mature Christians.
As a writer, Dr. Zorn has sought to encourage believers in their faith through his commentary on the Psalms and his innumerable Christian Standard adult Sunday School lessons, which have made his deep wisdom and knowledge available for a wide audience.
Dr. Keith H. Ray, President of Lincoln Christian University, presented the award to the retiring Dr. Zorn in recognition of his “significant contribution to the University” as well as his “service, dedication, time, and commitment” to Christian higher education.