Rutgers faculty have a passion for discovery, have high scholarly achievement, and care deeply about the undergraduate and graduate students they teach, mentor, and advise. Their work, their research, their teaching, their publications, and their scholarly influence make Rutgers an academic tour de force.
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Valuing Great Teaching
The transmission of knowledge to the next generation is the most important objective of any institution of higher learning, and in this enterprise, nothing can top the irrepressible enthusiasm of a great teacher. Here is a sampling of Rutgers University–New Brunswick faculty recently recognized for teaching excellence.
- Mark Gregory Robson, Evie Shockley, Darrin M. York: 2014 Rutgers Faculty Scholar–Teacher Awards for making exceptional connections between academic research and teaching
- Joshua T. Kohut, Cheryl A. McLean, Shireen L. Rizvi, Jeffrey A. Robinson: 2014 Presidential Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
- Prosenjit Bagchi, Gobong Choi, Hana Godrich, Marianthi Ierapetritou, Jim Luxhøj, John Matthewson, Mark Pierce: 2014 Rutgers Engineering Governing Council Best Teacher Awards
- Andrew Norris: 2014 Engineering Faculty of the Year
- Shubhangi Saraf: 2014 Rutgers Computer Science Graduate Student Society Excellence in Teaching Award
- T. Corey Brennan, Martha Cotter, David Feigley, Jorge Marcone, Dianne Sadoff, and seven others: 2014 School of Arts and Sciences Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education
- Eva Andrei: 2014 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Rutgers Society of Physics Students
- Eugenia Etkina: 2014 American Association of Physics Teachers Robert A. Millikan Medal for notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics
- Barbara O'Neill: 2013 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator of the Year Award
- Mark Gregory Robson: 2014 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award for a career of outstanding contributions to further international education at state and land-grant institutions
- Richard Schroeder: 2014 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Doctoral Teaching Award for creativity, commitment, and passion for teaching
Rutgers' recognized and award-winning faculty are sought-after advisers to governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and agencies, communities, and the public in New Jersey, the nation, and around the globe. Here is a small sampling of distinguished faculty and their recent honors.
- Eva Andrei, Robin Fox, Karin Rabe, David Vanderbilt: National Academy of Sciences Members
- Helen Berman: Bioinformatics.org Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences
- Linda Brzustowicz, Ronald Gilman, Eileen Kowler, Tung-Ching Lee: American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
- John Paul Chou and Malin Pinsky: Sloan Foundation Fellows
- Daniel Friedan: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member
- Xiaojun Huang: American Mathematical Society Stefan Bergman Prize
- Joachim Kohn, Richard Mammone, Kathryn Uhrich: National Academy of Inventors Fellows
- Jing Li: Humboldt Research Award
- Liping Liu: National Science Foundation CAREER Award
- Joachim Messing: American Society for Microbiology Promega Biotechnology Research Award
- Gregory Moore: American Physical Society Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics; American Mathematical Society Leonard Eisenbud Prize for Mathematics and Physics
- Donald Schaffner: American Academy of Microbiology Fellow
- Susan Sidlauskas: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow
- Tomas Sjöström: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Economic Sciences Nobel Prize Committee Member
Respected by Their Peers
When they are not teaching, conducting research, or writing grants and papers, Rutgers faculty are out among their peers, sharing their insights, discoveries, and talents with the world as conference chairs, keynote speakers, journal editors, and more. The following is a small sampling of Rutgers professors making their marks in their disciplines.
Eva Andrei, School of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
Roberto Chang, School of Arts and Sciences, Economics
Sang-Wook Cheong, School of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Astronomy
Christina Dunbar-Hester, School of Communication and Information, Communication
Eduardo Herrera, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Music
Bahman Kalantari, School of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science
Jan Kubik, School of Arts and Sciences, Political Science
Alexander Neimark, School of Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Alan Robock, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Troy Shinbrot, School of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Carl Van Horn, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Among current faculty are men and women who have been acknowledged as true pioneers who change what we know and think about the world. Here are just a few of the game-changers.
- Charlotte Bunch: White House Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights
- Richard H. Frenkiel: National Medal of Technology and National Academy of Engineering Charles Stark Draper Prize
- Frederick Grassle: Japan Prize and Franklin Institute Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
- Julie Livingston: MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship
- Joachim Messing: Wolf Prize in Agriculture
- Ferris Olin: Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award
- Fred Roberts: National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centers Pioneer Award
- Endre Szemerédi: Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Abel Prize Laureate; elected to the European Academy of Sciences and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters; received the highest existing Hungarian award, The Order Of Merit
- Wise Young: Time magazine, America’s Best; Esquire magazine, Best and Brightest
- Alexander Zamolodchikov: Adbus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics Dirac Medal
The National Academies
Rutgers' 37 faculty who are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine are among America’s top experts on critical national issues. These same faculty are accessible professors who teach classes, nurture undergraduate researchers, and mentor graduate students.