April 28, 2016

Adelphi Recognizes Five Faculty for Excellence

Every year, Adelphi University recognizes and celebrates the contributions of its faculty with the presentation of the Faculty Excellence Awards. Awards are given in three categories—teaching, service and scholarly and creative work. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the final faculty meeting of the year, Gayle D. Insler, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, presented the 2016 awards to five faculty members.

“As we look over the year, it’s clear we have many talented colleagues to be proud of,” Dr. Insler said before the awards presentation. She added, “These awards are the result of a rigorous nomination and review process…The faculty committees that review these applications and are charged with decision-making have a very demanding and challenging role.”

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Excellence in Teaching

Tenured Faculty: Mara Manson, Ed.D., associate professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, 

Non-Tenured Faculty: Matthew Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

Part-Time Faculty: Deborah Picone, adjunct professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Work

Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Social Work

Excellence in Service

Alan Schoenfeld, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Biology

Faculty Excellence Awards

Winners of the Adelphi University 2016 Faculty Excellence Awards with Gayle D. Insler Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs (second from left). From left: Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Ph.D., Matthew Wright, Ph.D., and Mara Manson, Ph.D.






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