Presidential Award Recipients

Each year, the NYIT President has presented awards to deserving faculty and staff in recognition of their efforts on behalf of the institution.

2018 Recipients

Awardees with President Foley
  • Innovative Use of Technology to Engage Students: Claude Gagna, Associate Professor, Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Student Engagement by Faculty or Professional Staff: Deborah Cohn, Director of Professional Enrichment (PE), Associate Professor, Marketing, School of Management; Farzana Gandhi, Associate Professor, Architecture, School of Architecture and Design; Nancy Borchers, Associate Registrar
  • Integration of Technology for Enhancement of Student Learning: Barbara Piccirillo, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions

2017 Recipients

Awardees with President Foley
  • Innovative Use of Technology to Engage Students: Kate E. O’Hara, Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Education

  • Student Engagement in Research and Scholarship: Gavin McStay, Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences; Joerg Leheste, Biomedical Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Student Engagement in Global Education: Amy Bravo and Adrienne McNally, International and Experiential Education

  • Student Engagement by Professional Staff: Gabrielle St. Leger, Student Life

2016 Recipients

Awardees with President Guiliano
  • Innovative Use of Technology to Engage Students: Ana Petrovic, Life Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Student Engagement in Research and Scholarship: Kiran Balagani, Computer Science., School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

  • Student Engagement in Global Education: Amr Swid, School of Management

  • Student Engagement by Professional Staff: Megan Siemers, Campus Life

2015 Recipients

  • Innovative Use of Technology to Engage Students: Richard Simpson, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Computing Sciences

  • Student Engagement in Research and Scholarship: Cecilia Dong, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Computing Sciences

  • Student Engagement in Global Education: Robert Koenig and Alan Fairbairn, Hospitality Management, School of Management

  • Student Engagement by Professional Staff: Danielle Apfelbaum, Librarian II, Library

2014 Recipients

  • Engaged Teaching and Learning by Full-Time Faculty: Diamando Afxentiou, Professor, Economics, School of Management

  • Student Engagement in Global Education: Center for Global Health (Edward Gotfried, Deborah Lardner, Michael Passafaro, Patricia Chute, Bhuma Krishnamachari, William Blazey, Brookshield Laurent, Sarah Meyland, Zehra Ahmed, Sonia Rivera-Martinez)

  • Student Engagement by Professional Staff: Frank Mruk, Associate Dean, Business and Strategic Planning, School of Architecture and Design

2013 Recipients

  • Engaged Teaching and Learning by Full-Time Faculty: Richard Meyers, Associate Professor, Telecomm and Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering and Computing Sciences; Jim Martinez, Associate Professor, Masters Instructional Technology, School of Education

  • Engaged Teaching and Learning by Part-Time Faculty: Lynn Rogoff, Adjunct Faculty, English, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Student Engagement in Research and/or Scholarship: Raddy Ramos, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Basic Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Student Engagement in Global Education: Vesna Zeljkovic, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Computing Sciences

  • Student Engagement by Professional Staff: Amy Bravo, Assistant Dean, Career Services, Student Affairs; John M. Hyde, Dean, Career Services, Student Affairs

2012 Recipients

  • Use of Technology in Research and/or Creative Expression: Jason Van Nest, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process for Part-Time Faculty: Vinh Pham, Adjunct Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process for Full-Time Faculty: Karen Friel, Associate Professor, School of Health Professions; Veronica Southard, Associate Professor, School of Health Professions

  • Use of Technology in the Service to Students: Yong Ra, Senior Engineer, Technology-Based Learning Systems

2011 Recipients

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process for Full-Time Faculty: David Hogsette, Associate Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process for Part-Time Faculty: David Voci, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences

  • First-time Use of Online or Other Technological Resources in the Teaching and Learning Process: Ranja Roy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Use of Technology in Research and/or Creative Expression: Tobias Holler, Assistant Professor, Architecture, School of Architecture and Design

  • Use of Technology in the Service of Students: Monika Schueren, Director of Advising and Enrichment, Office of Enrollment Services

2010 Recipients

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process for Full-Time Faculty: Allan William Martin, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design

  • Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process for Part-Time Faculty: George Lancer, Adjunct Professor, Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences

  • First-Time Use of Online or Other Technological Resources in the Teaching and Learning Process: Daniel Quigley, Associate Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Use of Technology in Research and/or Creative Expression: Hui-Yin Hsu, Assistant Professor, School of Education

  • Use of Technology in the Service of Students: Office of the Registrar

2009 Recipients

  • Outstanding Achievement in Adjunct Teaching: Bruce Baek, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Outstanding Achievement in Full-Time Teaching: Matthew Chang, Professor, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship or Creative Expression: Peter Voci, Professor, Fine Arts, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Outstanding Achievement in Service: Zennabelle Sewell, Associate Campus Dean, NYIT-Manhattan

2008 Recipients

  • Outstanding Achievement in Full-Time Teaching: Gary Stephens, Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Outstanding Achievement in Adjunct Teaching: Diane Neff, Adjunct Faculty, Architecture, School of Architecture and Design

  • Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship or Creative Expression: Nikos Solounias, Professor, Anatomy, College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Outstanding Achievement in Service: Lori Kamen, Office of Communications and Marketing