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Eight New Jersey Institute of Technology Professors Named Excellent Teachers

Eight teachers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) received Teaching Excellence Awards during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held last week at the university.

“Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize and reward members of the instructional staff for outstanding accomplishments in teaching,” says NJIT Provost William Van Buskirk. The awards are conferred upon teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom, encouraging and guiding students to work at the highest academic level, he added.

The following were named excellent teachers this year: Charles Brooks, Ph.D., university lecturer of humanities, of Newark; Roy Cornely, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, of Skillman; Rajesh Dave, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, of Millburn; Norbert Elliott, Ph.D., professor of English, of South Orange; Carlo Frugiuele, adjunct professor of architecture, of Manhattan; James McHugh, Ph.D., professor of computer and information science, of Bloomfield; Sirin Tekinay, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, of Manhattan, and Andriy Titov, teaching assistant of mechanical engineering, of Harrison.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.