Celebration of Scholarly Excellence virtual ceremony

The 2021 Celebration of Scholarly Excellence ceremony will be held virtually on May 21, 2021, at 3 p.m. Awards of academic excellence will be presented to members of the Class of 2021. In addition to the student awards, the Teacher of the Year Award recipients will be honored at this ceremony.

Katherine Dickenson ’21 has been designated as the 2021 student speaker. Read More about Katherine

Carolyn Dudek, PhD, Professor and Chair of Political Science and Program Director of European Studies, has been named the 2021 Mentor of the Year, an annual award that honors outstanding faculty supervision of advanced undergraduate research. Dudek will be presented with the Mentor of the Year award at the Celebration of Scholarly Excellence virtual ceremony. Read More


Date: Friday, May 21

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Webcast event


2020-2021 Teacher of the Year Award Recipients

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner is pleased to announce the recipients of the individual School/College Teacher of the Year Awards:


1.         Maurice A. Deane School of Law

Professor Juliana Campagna, Professor of Legal Writing and Associate Faculty Director of International Programs


2.         Zucker School of Medicine

First 100 Weeks:
Ellen H. Miller, MD, Co-Course Director, Professor of Science Education, Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Second 100 Weeks:
Timothy Kreider, MD, PhD, Psychiatry ACE Director, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


3.         DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science

John C. Vaccaro, Associate Professor,  Engineering


4.         Zarb School of Business

Kathleen Bakarich, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business


5.         School of Health Professions and Human Services

Genevieve Weber, Associate Professor, Counseling and Mental Health Professions


6.         Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Geoffrey Tarson, Assistant Professor, Radio/TV/Film


7.            Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences:

School of Education: Rebecca Natow, Assistant Professor, Specialized Programs in Education

School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts: Andrea Efthymiou, Assistant Professor, Writing Studies & Rhetoric

Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs: Craig Dalton, Assistant Professor, Global Studies & Geography

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Maureen Krause, Professor, Biology 


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