2014 Rutgers President's Awards
Eight faculty honored for teaching, research, and scholarship
Members of the university community were honored for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarships at a May 4, 2014, ceremony hosted by President Richard L. McCormick at the Rutgers Visitor Center on Busch Campus.
Pictured left to right: David Robinson, Roberto Chang, Evie Shockley, Parvis Ghanssem-Fachandi, Darrin York, Manish Singh, Yuri Gershtein, and Jacob Feldman
See below the awards earned by these Arts and Sciences faculty.
The Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research honors faculty members who have made distinguished research contributions to their discipline or society.
Roberto J. Chang, Department of Economics, was honored for his work on macroeconomics and emerging market economies, which has influenced both economic research and the formulation of policy.
Jacob Feldman and Manish Singh, Department of Psychology and the Center for Cognitive Science, were honored for research that enhances knowledge of how our sense of vision helps us understand and interact with the world.
Yuri Gershtein, Department of Physics and Astronomy, was recognized for contributions to high energy physics that had a direct impact on the discovery of the Higgs boson.
The Rutgers Faculty Scholar-Teacher Award honors faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in research and teaching. The award recognizes those who bring together scholarly and classroom activities.
Evie Shockley, Department of English, was recognized for her wide-ranging literary accomplishments, her award-winning poetry and literary criticism, and her extraordinary ability to create a community that transcends the classroom and engages students with the greater community of poets.
Darrin M. York,Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and BioMaPs Institute for Quantitative Biology, was honored for his accomplishments in the field of computational biophysics, as well as his inspirational teaching and passion for developing superior instructional methods.
The Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence honors faculty members who have recently been promoted with tenure and whose work shows exceptional promise.
Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi, Department of Anthropology, was honored for his ethnographic studies, which have shed new light on the construction of religious identities and on inter-ethnic, inter-community relations in plural societies.
The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff for volunteer service to government, professional and scholarly organizations, or the public.
David A. Robinson, Department of Geography, School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, was recognized for his dedication to providing the citizens and leaders of New Jersey with the information they need to make informed decisions relating to severe weather events, to educating them on methods of mitigating or preventing damage to people and property, and to sharing his knowledge generously and widely with students, teachers, researchers, legislators, and the general public in the state of New Jersey and beyond.