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.
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.