Some 200 arts and sciences faculty members and academic administrators celebrated the annual Arts and Sciences Faculty Day on Feb. 1 on the Rose Hill campus. The event honors the work of the faculty in teaching, research and service, and recognizes individual members of the teaching staff for outstanding teaching.
Mary Bly, Ph.D., associate professor of English and this year’s featured speaker, began the evening with a lecture on “Playing the Tourist in Early Modern London: Mapping Plays and Culture.”
This year’s winners of the teaching awards were: Maria Farland, Ph.D., associate professor of English, recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award in the Humanities; Mary Procidano, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and associate chair for undergraduate studies, recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award in the Natural and Life Sciences; Richard Gyug, Ph.D., professor of history, recipient of the Undergraduate Teaching Award in the Social Sciences; and Jonathan Crystal, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, recipient of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching.
“Faculty Day is a great Fordham tradition,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill and host of the event. “It’s good to take time each year to remind ourselves that at the core of the life of the University is the hard work and dedication of the faculty.”