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Eight New Jersey Institute of Technology Professors Named Excellent Teachers

NEWARK, October 17--Eight teachers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) received Teaching Excellence Awards during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held last week at the university.

“Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize and reward members of the instructional staff for outstanding accomplishments in teaching,” says NJIT Provost William Van Buskirk. The awards are conferred upon teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom, encouraging and guiding students to work at the highest academic level, he added.

The following were named excellent teachers this year: Charles Brooks, Ph.D., university lecturer of humanities, of Newark; Roy Cornely, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, of Skillman; Rajesh Dave, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, of Millburn; Norbert Elliott, Ph.D., professor of English, of South Orange; Carlo Frugiuele, adjunct professor of architecture, of Manhattan; James McHugh, Ph.D., professor of computer and information science, of Bloomfield; Sirin Tekinay, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, of Manhattan, and Andriy Titov, teaching assistant of mechanical engineering, of Harrison.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. NJIT ranks in Tier 2 of U.S. News & World Report’s list of national doctoral universities.

Contact Information:   Robert Florida
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