Jed Wyrick—Helping Students Succeed

“It’s a lot of fun to help match each student with styles of instruction that complements and challenges them, and to point them in the direction of a completely new and unknown object of study.”

Wyrick is coordinator of Modern Jewish and Israel Studies and chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities. His commitment to student success is apparent in his service to students. “I don’t really separate advising from teaching, says the 2011–12 Outstanding Academic Advisor. “It’s a lot of fun to help match each student with styles of instruction that complements and challenges them.”

“I don’t really separate advising from teaching, especially one-on-one teaching,” says religious studies professor Jed Wyrick. “It’s a lot of fun to help match each student with styles of instruction that complements and challenges them, and to point them in the direction of a completely new and unknown object of study.”

Wyrick has been committed to student life at Chico State since joining the Department of Religious Studies in 1999. He was named Outstanding Academic Advisor of the 2011–2012 academic year in recognition of his dedication to students.

Wyrick serves as the coordinator of Modern Jewish and Israel Studies and chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities. His commitment to student success is apparent in his service to students. He is the principal advisor for all humanities majors and for students with minors in classical civilization, medieval studies, renaissance studies, cinema studies, humanities, and modern Jewish and Israel studies.

He also advises a wide range of students less formally—working with the Humanities Student Association and helping in the activities sponsored by the Religious Studies Student Society.

Wyrick also works with Jewish organizations at Chico State, including the Chabad Student Association and Chico Hillel. He is the faculty and chapter advisor for Phi Delta Theta.

Jed Wyrick