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.
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.