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Professional Society To Honor NJIT Architecture Professor

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced that it will award the honor of Distinguished Professor to Anthony Schuman, a professor at The NJIT College of Architecture and Design (COAD). Schumann will receive the honor at ACSA's annual meeting in New Orleans in March. He will be NJIT’s first faculty member to receive this award, ACSA's highest honor.

The award recognizes contributions across the spectrum of academic pursuits. Schuman is a past president of the association, which represents the 134 accredited schools of architecture in the U.S. and Canada.

Schuman's scholarship has been recognized with previous awards from ACSA, in addition to honors from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Society for American City and Regional Planning History. At NJIT, Schumann has received an Excellence in Teaching Award and the Board of Overseers Service Award.  In 2007, he was awarded a medal by the Newark Municipal Council for organizing a celebration of the Newark Eagles, the city's former championship Negro Leagues baseball team.

Schuman is widely known for his advocacy of architecture's social vocation. A past chair of the New York City chapter of Architects/Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility, Schuman serves on the Montclair Housing Commission and on the boards of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee and Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District Inc., a community development corporation.  

The notable Princeton architect and COAD Distinguished Professor Michael Mostoller observed in his nominating letter: “Schuman's scholarship, teaching and service have all received extensive public and professional recognition on their own. Yet it is the powerful linking of these arenas of academic accomplishment in the carrying on of the foundational values of a humanistic community architecture, public practice, or pedagogy of engagement that provides the rarity of the effort."

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.