Charles B. Redington, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Appointed As Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics 2012-13
May 4, 2012
Charles B. Redington, Ph.D., professor of biology, was appointed the 2012-13 Distinguished Springfield College Professor of Humanics at a ceremony held in April.
Redington’s dedication to Springfield College is evident through his continued involvement in a range of activities and initiatives at the College. As a professor, he has developed and taught a wide range of courses within his discipline, and chose to attend law school for some time to add a different perspective to his classes.
Jean A. Wyld, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs, also cited Redington’s many roles at Springfield College outside of the classroom, including Maroon Club Toastmaster, chair of the faculty personnel committee, and chair of the All College Representative Assembly. Redington is also on the Preprofessional Committee for the Premedical Scholars Program.
In the role of administrative “understudy” to academic dean and 1987-88 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Paul Congdon, Redington experienced a different side of education at the College. As a result, he proposed and led an effort to develop a weekend college program for working adults.
“I am delighted that Dr. Redington has accepted the position of Distinguished Springfield College Professor of Humanics. His work over the years has been in the best tradition of Springfield College and the nominations he received from his students and his colleagues attest to the broad and positive impact he has had on the College over the years,” said Wyld.
In addition, Redington works with Baystate Environmental Consultants and is a state professional biologist in Massachusetts and Connecticut, providing his students with an inside look of the environmental science field.
“Dr. Redington has offered our students truly unique opportunities to serve as environmental consultants as part of their own class experience,” said Wyld.
His environmental work has also extended outside of the country as he’s led environmental and biological expeditions with students to East Africa, specifically in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
Redington is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, and received a master’s degree and doctoral degree from Rutgers University.