The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) community celebrated winners of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award at a reception in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center on May 4.
The winners, selected by the BMCC Academic Senate and Office of Academic Affairs, are Rosalie Gleicher, Adjunct Professor of Human Services in the Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department; Matthew Marcus, a Lecturer in the Academic Literacy and Linguistics Department; Geoffrey Klock, tenured Professor of English and Brett Sims, tenured Professor of Mathematics.
“These distinguished teachers inspire their students and their colleagues every day,” said Karrin E. Wilks, Senior Vice President and Provost. “Nothing is more important to our students’ success than pedagogical excellence.”
Sangeeta Bishop, Chair of the Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department, and Janice Walters, Chair of the Teacher Education Department — respectively Chair and Vice Chair of the BMCC Academic Senate — have stated, "The Academic Senate feels strongly about recognizing and celebrating our excellent faculty. The annual Distinguished Teaching Award is one such opportunity to honor outstanding teaching.”
More than 130 faculty members were nominated by students or colleagues this year. The committee was formed by the Academic Senate and chaired by Janice Walters. Other members of the committee were John Beaumont (Academic Literacy & Linguistics), Jacob Kramer (Social Sciences, Human Services, & Criminal Justice), Sarah Salm (Science), Naida Zukic (Speech, Communication& Theater Arts), Jill Richardson (English), Shirley Zaragoza (Business Management) and Jim Berg, Associate Dean of Faculty.