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Prestigious Faculty Scholars

Ramapo faculty are recipients of prestigious awards, fellowships, and scholarships.

Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is the United States government’s flagship program of international educational and cultural exchange. Through the Fulbright Program, scholars build their skills and connections, gain valuable international insights, and return home to share their experiences with students and colleagues. For a complete list of Ramapo College’s Fulbright Scholars, please click here.

The Henry Bischoff Excellence in Teaching Award

Dean, Provost, Professor, and President - Professor holding award

Dean Lorenz, Provost Middleton, Professor Gurney, President Jebb

The Henry Bischoff Excellence in Teaching Award was created to honor deceased Ramapo colleague and historian Henry Bischoff, when he retired in 1997. This award is given to a faculty member whose work as a teacher embodies the best of Ramapo’s teaching culture. Nominations are made by a faculty member on behalf of a colleague.

In 2023, the Henry Bischoff Excellence in Teaching Award recipient was Professor David Gurney. See the past Bischoff Award recipients here.

 

Nomination Process

Faculty members nominate colleagues. All nominations must be in writing in a letter or email message with a narrative citing specific reasons for the nomination, not to exceed one page. Subsequent to the nomination deadline, the selection committee will request supporting documentation from nominees.

Nominations deadline: Nominations for the 2023 award were open until May 31, 2023. Nominations are now closed.

Selection Process

The selection committee reviews the nominations and makes a determination.


Fred and Florence Thomases Faculty Award

Professor Mia Serban with Dean Aaron Lorenz

Professor Serban with Dean Aaron Lorenz

The Fred and Florence Thomases Award is given annually to one or two faculty members who demonstrate significant and ongoing contributions to the development of the College.

The 2023 Fred and Florence Thomases Award recipient was Professor Mihaela Serban. View the past recipients of the Thomases Faculty Award here.

 

 

Guidelines

Significant and ongoing contributions to the development of the College may be expressed as:

  • Excellent in teaching as demonstrated by student opinion surveys, peer evaluations, syllabi, descriptions of innovation program development, and effective teaching methods.
  • Excellence in scholarship as demonstrated by continued work beyond the terminal degree in the form of quality papers, publications, performances, exhibitions, personal research, or creative work.
  • Outstanding contribution to the College/community as demonstrated by service on committees and/or assistant as advisor to various College organizations and/or individual students, development of community outreach programs, participation in community services and/or governmental organizations, and/or service in consulting capacities when relevant to work at the College.
  • Outstanding fulfillment of professional responsibility as demonstrated by contributions to the mission and goals of the College and profession.
Nomination Process

Nominations must be received through the submission of the form, below. All nominations must include a letter explaining how the nominee meets the guidelines, and the nominee’s CV.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 award.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, February 16, 2024.  

Spring 2024 Faculty Awards Nomination Form
Your Name
Your Name
First
Last
Nominee Name (if self-nominated, please enter your name)
Nominee Name (if self-nominated, please enter your name)
First
Last
Choose the award to make a nomination.

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

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Selection Process

The selection committee reviews the nominations and sends a recommendation to the Provost.

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Provost’s Award for Faculty Service

Photo of Dean Ken Goldstein, Professor Stephanie Sarabia, and Provost Michael Middleton

Dean Ken Goldstein, Professor Stephanie Sarabia, Provost Michael Middleton

In order to acknowledge the contributions that faculty make to the College, an annual award for faculty service was established in 2017. The award honors one or two faculty members who have a record of sustained exceptional service over the five years leading up to and including the year of the Award.

In 2023, Professor Stephanie Sarabia, SSHS, was the recipient of the Provost’s Award for Faculty Service. View the past Faculty Service Award winners here.

 

 

Nomination Process

Each Dean may nominate one faculty member from their school with a written statement. Nominations must be received through the submission of the form, below. All nominations must include a letter explaining how the nominee meets the guidelines, and the nominee’s CV.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 award.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, March 8, 2024. 

Spring 2024 Faculty Awards Nomination Form
Your Name
Your Name
First
Last
Nominee Name (if self-nominated, please enter your name)
Nominee Name (if self-nominated, please enter your name)
First
Last
Choose the award to make a nomination.

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

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Selection Process

The Deans will review the nominations and make a recommendation to the Provost for the award recipient(s). The recipient(s) are typically notified by the end of March.

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The Jack Richardson Memorial Award for Faculty

Photo of Professors Roark Atkinson and Dean Chen

Professors Roark Atkinson and Dean Chen

Jack Richardson (1934-1989) joined the Ramapo faculty in 1972 to teach economics, having previously taught at Long Island University. He was a gifted teacher and administrator, but became especially well known for his formal and informal work in faculty governance, and college governance as a whole. From 1979 to 1982 he was the director of the School of Social Sciences and Human Services. He was also a founding member of two faculty bodies, the Faculty Assembly, and the Faculty Assembly Steering committee. Whether in an official leadership position, or acting as an informed and constructive faculty member, Jack was known for his courtesy and tolerance. His intelligence and civility were not only endearing, but valuable cement pulling together the College. After his death, friends put together this endowed fund to both honor Jack and to encourage the kind of leadership he represented.  

The 2023 award recipient was Professor Dean Chen, HGS. View the previous Richardson Award recipients here.

Guidelines

The intent of the Richardson Award is to recognize a faculty member from any school who demonstrates leadership “in the spirit of Jack Richardson.” Specifically, the faculty member must:

  • Have the ability to find common ground, and by their demeanor and behavior be an effective leader who is broadly respected
  • Have assumed a leadership role (formal or informal)
  • Promote the welfare of the faculty and support faculty governance
Nomination Process

The Richardson award is open to faculty members (tenured or tenured track) from all schools. Nominations must be received through the submission of the form, below. All nominations must include a letter explaining how the nominee meets the guidelines, and the nominee’s CV.  Applicants may self-nominate.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 award.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, March 8, 2024. 

Spring 2024 Faculty Awards Nomination Form
Your Name
Your Name
First
Last
Nominee Name (if self-nominated, please enter your name)
Nominee Name (if self-nominated, please enter your name)
First
Last
Choose the award to make a nomination.

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

Maximum file size: 102.4MB

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Selection Process

A selection committee reviews the nominations and chooses the award recipient. The recipient(s) are typically notified by the end of March .

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Contact Ann Marie Stangl at astangl@ramapo.edu with any questions.