Professor Herb Berg to Receive Governor's Award for Excellence

Herbert Berg, professor of international studies, philosophy and religion at UNCW, has been selected to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence. An awards ceremony and reception will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Museum of History in Raleigh, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory will present this award of excellence to Berg, the first employee from UNCW to receive this honor since 1997.

Berg’s accomplishments are extensive. As a professor, he has expanded his range by teaching in departments other than his own, such as international studies, foreign languages and literatures and graduate liberal studies. Additionally, Berg has at times taught unpaid courses to meet students’ requests.

While at UNCW, Berg has published two monographs with important academic presses and edited one major collection of articles from top scholars. He has served as the director for graduate liberal studies for five years. In addition, he started and directs the new international studies major.

Berg has won numerous awards and research grants. In 2012, he won the Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award and the Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award. In past years he has won the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (2006) and the Discere Aude Award for his efforts in student mentoring (2007, 2010 and 2011). Notable research grants include the American Academy of Religion and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Berg is co-principal in a grant from the Defense Intelligence Agency.