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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.”

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.