Louise Castronova, special lecturer in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today an award for her teaching.
Castronova, of Newark, is a special lecturer in the humanities department. She has been teaching since 1973 and has taught writing, speech, cultural history, American culture, multiculturalism in cinema, world literature, American literature and fiction.
In 1993, Castronova received her first teaching excellence award at NJIT.
Born and raised in the Ironbound section of Newark, Castronova studied at Upsala College for a BA and Seton Hall University for an MA in English Literature. Castronova has also taught art history at the Universita D'Urbino in Italy. Castronova has traveled to 52 countries. Closer to home, Castronova freelances as a licensed New York City guide.
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.