Faculty Excellence

Every year, Adelphi recognizes and celebrates faculty contributions to our University and its students with the presentation of the Faculty Excellence Awards.

Awards have traditionally been given for teaching, service and scholarly and creative work. This year, a new category was added—SJEDI (Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) awards—to recognize faculty members for their work in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion and for their commitment to social justice. In addition, the award that was previously given for scholarship and creative works has been separated into two: the Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award and the Excellence in Faculty Creative Work Award.

The recipients of Adelphi’s 2020–2021 Faculty Excellence Awards are:

Teaching Excellence Award, Tenured Faculty: Clara Bauler, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Teaching Excellence Award, Tenure-Track Faculty: Melissa Randazzo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Education and Health Sciences

Teaching Excellence Award, Part-Time Faculty: Kelly Ronayne, DA, Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Excellence in Faculty Service Award: Carolann Daniel, PhD, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

Excellence in Faculty Scholarship Award: Dominic Fareri, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology

Excellence in Faculty Creative Work Award: Sidney Boquiren, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Music, College of Arts and Sciences

SJDEI Excellence in Teaching Award: Laura Quiros, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work

SJDEI Excellence in Service Award: Charles Cal ’95, MS ’01, MBA ’03, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing and Public Health

SJDEI Excellence in Community Engagement Award: Reem Khamis-Dakwar, PhD, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Education and Health Sciences

Congratulations to these members of our faculty for these well-deserved acknowledgments of their dedication to teaching and scholarship, as well as to advancing Adelphi’s mission.

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