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NJIT Professor Named Educator of the Year

Harold Deutschman, Ph.D, professor of civil and environmental engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was honored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a 4,000 member organization, as educator of the year.


Last year, Deutschman, of Monroe Township, was also named educator of the year by the North Jersey Chapter of ASCE. In 1992, Deutschman received national recognition for his teaching and mentoring efforts by the American Society of Engineering Education, and in 1999 he received the prestigious White House Award for Mentoring Minorities to Careers in Engineering, an award given to him by President Clinton. The award, signed by President Clinton, cited Deutschman for “embodying excellence in mentoring underrepresented students and encouraging their significant achievement in science, mathematics and engineering.”


Deutschman has been a professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT for 36 years, beginning in 1968.


“My job is in reality a labor of love,” said Deutschman, “and I hope I can serve in this position another 36 years. The success of my students makes me look good, and I share this ASCE award with all of them.”

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.