Dimitrios Theodoratos, PhD, associate professor in the department of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received an excellence in teaching award during NJIT’s annual university convocation.
Theodoratos, of Princeton, received the award for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level.
A specialist in the field of databases, Theodoratos has taught a data management systems class at NJIT with distinction. Using semester-long projects and collaborative learning techniques, Theodoratos empowers his students to be leaders who will understand not only the basics of practical computer programming, but also the theoretical principles of computing. His former students describe him as a dynamic lecturer who is well versed in his field. Theodoratos has also received the International IBM Faculty Award.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 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 2011 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 Office of Continuing Professional Education.