Hornsby, of Princeton Junction, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.
Hornsby’s graduate course on environmental site remediation offers students information about the state-of-the-art techniques that consultants and regulatory agencies use when cleaning contaminated sites. The course covers how to contend with and redevelop Brownfield sites – old contaminated industrial buildings and lands.
Hornsby’s course is one of the most popular and well-subscribed courses in the department since, as one former student reported: “the students in the class were given information that was up-to-date, technically important and extremely valuable in the work environment.”
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.