Glenn Goldman, professor in NJIT's School of Art and Design, received the Excellence in Lower Division Undergraduate Instruction on Sept. 15, 2010 at the NJIT University Convocation, an awards ceremony with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. The event was held on Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium, on the NJIT campus. A reception for the award winners followed.
Traditionally, this event honors select NJIT faculty, staff, and students who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period. "We reward them not only for their achievement, but because their leadership serves as a testament to NJIT's commitment to excellence," said Ian Gatley, PhD, provost.
C. Stephen Cordes, managing director and member of the executive board of ING Clarion Partners, a leading investment advisory firm specializing in real estate, in New York City, delivered the keynote address. Cordes, who received NJIT's Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement last fall, graduated from NJIT in 1972 with a BS in industrial engineering. He heads the private equity real estate portfolio management group with assets under management of $23 billion. He holds a master's degree in public administration from Rutgers University and is chairman of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors.
The citation read as follows:
Glenn Goldman has demonstrated a broad and deep commitment to teaching excellence at the lower division undergraduate level at NJIT for over two decades. Professor Goldman is the founding director of NJIT's School of Art and Design, and in this capacity has developed and taught the new first-year studio course. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg with respect to his teaching accomplishments.
Professor Goldman has garnered widespread recognition for innovation, especially with respect to incorporating technology into the training of architecture students. He is a leading figure in design and implementation of innovative curricula for architecture and digital design, melding architecture and information technology. Professor Goldman was among the first to introduce CAD into architecture courses over 25 years ago and continues promoting educational innovation to this day. He has influenced architecture education nationally, was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2007, and has earned several other awards for educational excellence by organizations external to NJIT. Professor Goldman has brought in over $10 million in educational hardware and software to NJIT for student use over the years and he has guided undergraduate students to numerous awards and publication of their work.