Office: Library North, G105
George Weinschenk has been with the Engineering Design Division since the beginning
of 2010, having previously
taught composition and literature courses for Florida Atlantic University, three other departments at Binghamton
University -- Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and German, Russian, and East Asian Languages (before the latter
was divided), Broome Community College, and SUNY Oneonta.
Raised mostly overseas, living in Great Britain, Italy, Iran, Greece, and Singapore,
but also in Nebraska, Weinschenk
returned to the States for college at Indiana University. He began his academic career as a fine arts student, but
after earning his bachelor's of fine arts (Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis), he pursued a
second bachelor's in English (Florida Atlantic University), a master's in English (FAU), a second master's in philosophy
(Binghamton University), and, finally, a doctorate in comparative literature (BU).
Dr. Weinschenk received a scholarship to study literary theory, Modern literature,
and Shakespeare for six weeks at
the Oxford Summer Programme in Literature in 1997. He has presented papers on the moral imperatives of adjunct
teaching, on a Buddhist environmentalism, and on the appearance of Buddhist notions in the poetry of Wallace
Relocating from country to country throughout his childhood and from school to school
in the pursuit of his academic
degrees, Weinschenk has come to identify especially with college freshmen who are in the process of adjusting to
a new environment. Here in the Engineering Design Division of The Watson School, his interest in the incoming college
student experience combines wonderfully with the play of puzzles in physics and engineering.