Charles Pazdernik: The Wheelhouse Talks
September 11, 2015
A graduate of Cornell, Oxford, and Princeton, GVSU Classics Professor Charles Pazdernik has been recognized for his teaching, scholarship, and university leadership. Dedicated to his students’ growth, he instills in them the wisdom of the past and encourages them to “Plan Big.” Prof. Pazdernik’s own plans, however, were upended when he sustained a permanently disabling spinal cord injury last year. As he makes his return to his students and colleagues, he reflects upon what the ancient Greeks and Romans can tell us about overcoming obstacles.