Published on April 2, 2015 by Sean Flynt  
Sandra Willis teaching
Samford University psychology professor Sandra Willis is the recipient of a $15,000 Course Development Grant offered by Biola University's Center for Christian Thought in La Miranda, California.

The course Willis proposed– The Meaning of Love– will be taught at least twice during the four-year span of the grant.

The grant is one of only two awarded and was selected from a nationwide pool of applicants. Grants from recent years were received by undergraduate and graduate faculty from Fuller Theological Seminary, Wheaton College and Catholic Theological Union.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.