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Faculty honored for excellence

Pictured here are the 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award winners and finalists (from left) Robert Kagan, Communication; Kate McGrath, History; John Rasimas, Accounting; and Nghi Thai, Psychological Science. (Photo by Stan Godlewski)

The university announced the winners of the Excellence in Teaching Awards on April 26 as part of its annual Faculty Day celebration.

Nghi Thai, Psychological Science, earned the full-time faculty award, and Robert Kagan, Communication, won the part-time faculty award.

Kate McGrath, History, and John Rasimas, Accounting were selected as finalists.

Nominations for Excellence in Teaching Award candidates come from members of the campus community. According to the EIT committee, these individuals “demonstrate a remarkable ability to engage students, to work effectively both inside the classroom and the larger CCSU community, and to remain open-minded about refining their teaching techniques even after years of teaching.”

The following faculty members were selected as semi-finalists for Excellence in Teaching awards.

Full-time semi-finalists

Jotham Burrello ; English

Timothy Garceau; Geography

Anurag Rimzhim; Psychological Science

Part-time semi-finalists

Lewis Finkel; Manufacturing & Construction Management

Alexandra Maravel; History

The EIT Committee also named the following faculty to the honor roll this year.

Honor Roll – Full-time

Nilda Alicea-Velazquez; Chemistry & Biochemistry

Julia J.C. Blau; Psychological Science

Caleb Bragg; Psychological Science

Cassandra Broadus-Garcia; Art

David Broderick; Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology

Andy Myungjin Chae; Manufacturing & Construction Management

Stacy Christensen; Nursing

Silvia Corbera Lopez; Psychological Science

Cheryl S. Crespi; Accounting

Paramita Dhar; Economics

Margaret (Peg) Donohue; Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Darius Dziuda; Mathematical Sciences

Brian Flinn; Art

John Foshay; Special Education & Interventions

Amy Gagnon; Physical Education & Human Performance

Reza Ghodsi; Engineering

Leah Glaser; History

Amanda Greenwell; English

Reginald W Holt; Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Paul Karpuk; English

Lindsay Keazer; Mathematical Sciences

Cherie King; Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Carrie Kramer; Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Marie Kulesza; Accounting

Frederic Latour; Mathematical Sciences

Namhun Lee; Manufacturing & Construction Management

Charisse Levchak; Sociology

Chen Liu; Modern Languages

Megan Mackey; Special Education & Interventions

William Mann; History, LGBT Center

Michelle McKelvey; Nursing

Melissa Mentzer; English

Maria B Mongillo; Educational Leadership, Policy & Instructional Technology

Evadne Ngazimbi; Counselor Education & Family Therapy

Michael North; Communication

Brian Osoba; Economics

Steven Ostrowski; English

Elisabeta Pana; Finance

Yvonne Patterson; Social Work

Carmela Pesca; Modern Languages

Jared Ragusett; Economics

Linda Reeder; Manufacturing & Construction Management

Sinead Ruane; Management & Organization

Jason Sikorski; Psychological Science

Young M. Sohn; Engineering

Carolyne Soper; Economics

Glenn Sunshine; History

Harold Vedeler; History

Joan Walden; Communication

Stephen Watton; Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fu-Shang Wei; Engineering

Jacob Werblow; Educational Leadership, Policy & Instructional Technology

Rebecca Wood; Psychological Science

Robert Wooster III; Mathematical Sciences

Cassandra Forsythe York; Physical Education & Human Performance

Samuel Zadi; Modern Languages

Honor Roll - Part-time

Noelle Boone; Music

Diane Sienkiewicz; Criminology/Criminal Justice

Connie Yan; Management Information Systems

Robert Lauzon; Engineering

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