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John Bechtold, PhD Receives Excellent Teacher Award

John Bechtold, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematical science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellent in teaching award during NJIT’s annual university convocation. 

 Bechtold, of Ridgewood, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.

A gifted teacher known for his ability to explain both problem-solving techniques and mathematical theory, Bechtold has devoted his time and talents to courses such as calculus I and II, honors calculus, and differential equations.

He also coordinated several classes and introduced innovative teaching techniques. Letters from his former students praise him as one of the best professors on campus.

 “I don’t think even he knows,” one former student wrote, “how much of an influence he has had on me.” Bechtold has previously received an NJIT award for undergraduate education, and an outstanding teaching award from the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT.

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.