Faculty Receive Year-End Campus, University Honors (Tuesday, April 22)

To the Campus Community:

As the academic year comes to a close, I am pleased to announce that the following members of the Rutgers–Camden faculty have received honors for demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and research:

The annual Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence will be presented to Dr. Janice Beitz (professor, SNC), Dr. Rakesh Sambharya (associate dean and professor, SBC-management), Dr. Sunil Shende (associate professor, CFAS-computer science), and Prof. Carol Wallinger (clinical professor, CLAW).  In each case, the selection committee noted the exemplary commitment to teaching displayed by the recipients.

The annual Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to Dr. Briance Mascarenhas (professor, SBC-management), who was cited for his dedication to students and creativity in teaching.

All of these faculty members will receive their awards during the first Rutgers–Camden Commencement and Honors Convocation Ceremony, which will be held at the Susquehanna Bank Center at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21.

Additionally, I am pleased to report that several of our colleagues have earned University honors for excellence:

It is especially noteworthy that two Rutgers–Camden scholars have received the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching:  Dr. Rajiv Gandhi (associate professor, CFAS-computer science) and Dr. Julie Ruth (professor, SBC-marketing). This is one of the highest honors that Rutgers bestows in recognition of innovative classroom instruction.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has earned two Board of Trustees Research Fellowships:  one for Dr. Nir Yakoby (associate professor, CFAS-biology) and one for Dr. Mark Zaki (associate professor, CFAS-music).  The award recognizes distinguished young faculty members.

These awards, which do not reflect the myriad honors bestowed by external organizations throughout the year, are indicative of the extraordinary quality and commitment of the faculty and staff at Rutgers–Camden.  Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on a job well done.

Wendell E. Pritchett, J.D., Ph.D.


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