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This prize is designed to honor tenured professors who make exceptional connections between their academic research and their teaching.
The Daniel Gorenstein Memorial Award, named to honor the memory of a noted mathematician and Rutgers University Professor, is awarded to a Rutgers faculty member who best exemplifies imaginative research and dedicated and exceptional service to the University. I’m sure you will agree that Cheryl amply deserves such a commendation.
Cheryl Wall is only the second member of our department to win this award--and the first in nearly twenty years.
The Department of English welcomes Mark Doty who arrived in the Fall 2009 semester as Professor of English specializing in Nineteenth Century Poetry, Twentieth Century and Contemporary Poetry.
The Department of English welcomes Ryan James Kernan who arrived in the Fall 2009 semester as Assistant Professor of English specializing in African American & African Diaspora Literature.
The Department of English welcomes Stéphane Robolin who arrived in the Fall 2009 semester as Assistant Professor of English specializing in Postcolonial Literature.
Gregory S. Jackson has been awarded both a Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence and a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence "as one of the university's most distinguished young faculty members."
Because of her creative course designs, Emily C. Bartels’s Shakespeare courses are nationally known. Using innovative teaching strategies she makes her subject matter vivid, enjoyable, and current, while maintaining unusually rigorous standards for student work.
The following promotions have been approved:
Emily C. Bartels and Mark Doty have been promoted to Full Professor. Gregory S. Jackson and Edlie L. Wong have been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Mark Doty, professor of English starting in the fall 2009, was awarded the 2008 National Book Award for Poetry for his book of poems, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems.