JacksonGregory 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."

Emily C. BartelsBecause 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 DotyMark Doty, Professor

 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.

William BeversluisIn its first year of operation, a program designed to unify Rutgers’ campuses through video programming has allowed students and faculty to log on to the President’s Annual Address, attend a series of lectures by distinguished scholars while sitting at their desks, and catch a talk by Sierra Leone memoirist Ishmael Beah.