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Honoring 28 Distinguished University Faculty  

Person walking outside of Mooney Hall.While the current pandemic has called upon all the teaching talents and skills of the faculty at Seton Hall and other colleges, the University also took time recently to honor accomplishments in teaching and research for 2021. A Teams celebration on Friday, March 26, announced these faculty role models and also honored the 2020 recipients, for whom the traditional celebration was cancelled due to the pandemic. The program was sponsored by the Provost's Office, working with the Office of Grants and Research Services.

In the area of research, 12 colleagues were recognized as 2021 Faculty Researchers of the Year, acknowledging their accomplishments in the pursuit of new knowledge. This year's college Researchers of the Year were Justin Anderson of the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Margarita Balmaceda of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Anca Grecu of the Stillman School of Business, Lisa DeLuca of University Libraries, Sergiu Gorun of the College of Arts and Sciences, Thomas Healy of the School of Law, Beth Jameson of the College of Nursing, Fanli Jia of the College of Arts and Sciences, Anthony Koutsoftas of the School of Health and Medical Sciences, Robert Mayhew of the College of Arts and Sciences, Jon Radwan of the College of Communication and the Arts, and David Reid of the College of Education and Human Services.

We continued the tradition of asking an expert panel, composed of past college winners, to select an overall University Researcher of the Year, and their selection was our colleague Justin Anderson. Congratulations to Justin and to all of the Researchers of the Year, as well as their departments and colleges.

Also recognized were the adjunct faculty, whose fine work is part of almost every academic program at the University. Specifically nominated among many excellent adjunct faculty were David Loiseau of the College of Nursing, Lorraine Trippodi of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honorable Michael A. Shipp USDJ of the School of Law, Janet Fike of the College of Education and Human Services, and Timothy Barbera, Dale Favors, and Mark Mishler of the Stillman School of Business. All of these nominees were well worthy of recognition and gratitude; among them, our panel chose Lorraine Trippodi as the Adjunct Faculty Teacher of the Year.

Nine colleagues were recognized by their Schools and Colleges as Full-time Teachers of the Year: Pamela Adams of the Stillman School of Business, Edmund Adjapong of the College of Education and Human Services, Mary Balkun of the College of Arts and Sciences, Tina Chu of the College of Arts and Sciences, Kimberly Conway of the College of Nursing, Jacob Ellberg of the School of Law, Sara Moller of the School of Diplomacy, Susan Nolan of the College of Arts and Sciences, and William Pace of the College of Communication and the Arts. Among these great teachers, the panel selected Edmund Adjapong as Faculty Teacher of the Year for 2021.

Many people have contributed to this program over the years; among all of them, we'd like to acknowledge this year's voters, who included Pamela Adams, Teresa Conklin, Brian Conners, Kimberly Conway, Sharon Ince, Jennifer Itzkowitz, Mike LaFountaine, Marianne Lloyd, Jeffrey Morrow, Jessica Miles, Zinaida Miller, Lori Nessel, Matt Pressman, Lauren Schiller, Chris Tienken, and Travis Timmerman. Associate Provost Greg Burton served as committee chair.

Categories: Education

For more information, please contact:

  • Gregory Burton
  • (973) 761-9362
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