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NJIT Architect and Professor Anthony W. Schuman Receives Public Service Award

Anthony Schuman, associate professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today, the Foundation Overseers Public and Institute Service Award.  

Schuman, of Montclair, is a registered architect and graduate program director at NJSOA.  

Schuman is past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) which represents the 125 accredited schools of architecture in the US and Canada.  His articles on housing design and community development appear in 12 books and numerous scholarly journals and conference proceedings.  

His most recent article “Ghetto:  A Word and its US/age,” was published in French by UNESCO in Paris in 2006. Schuman was a founding member of a series of advocacy and activist organizations in the architecture and planning professions, including Urban Deadline, The Architects' Resistance (TAR), Homefront, and the Planners Network.  

Schuman is past chair of the New York Chapter of Architects/Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR).  He serves on the Montclair Housing Commission and is a trustee of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee and the Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District, Inc.

Schuman holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA from Columbia University, both in French, and an MA in architecture from Columbia University.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 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 2012 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 Division of Continuing Professional Education.