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Faculty Achievement

Powering the Rutgers University–Camden experience: Scholars who enjoy international reputations and deliver inspirational educations

Defining Research

Widely published and respected, our faculty's work defines Rutgers University–Camden as a premier research university. The transfer of this knowledge imparts our students with a highly competitive advantage and educates individuals around the world.

Faculty Awards & Honors

Our faculty are consistently awarded for their achievements in teaching, research, and service.

Faculty Highlights

Rutgers–Camden faculty are some of the best in their fields, creating new knowledge and sharing it both in and out of the classroom.  

Recent Faculty Books

Explore some of the recent published works of our distinguished faculty.

Chancellor’s New Faculty Research Symposium

Each year, the Chancellor’s New Faculty Research Symposium provides a venue to highlight the work of a number of newer faculty members. 

Rutgers–Camden Awards for Teaching, Research, and Service

The following awards are just a few examples of how Rutgers–Camden honors its professors for their achievements in teaching, research, and service.

  • Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

    The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty is open to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at any stage of their career.

    • 2023: Carla Giaudrone, world languages and cultures, Kristie McAlpine, business
    • 2022: Courtenay Cavanaugh, psychology, Joan Maya Mazelis, sociology, Ethan Kinory, business, Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, nursing
    • 2021: Erin Melton Robinson, political science, Silvia Perez-Cortes, world languages and cultures, Daniel Semenza, sociology, Jacob Russell, law
    Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

    The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Non-TenureTrack Faculty is open to full-time, non-tenure track faculty members.  

    • 2023: Nathan Fried, biology, Rachel Derr, nursing
    • 2022: Travis DuBose, English, Jamie Dunaev, psychology
    • 2021: Kimberlee Moran, chemistry
    Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Lecturer Faculty*

    The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Lecturer Faculty is open to part-time faculty members. 

    • 2021: Kimberly Martin, history, Melissa Fender, management

    *Prior to 2022, the award was titled "Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence for Part-Time Lecturer Faculty.

    Prior to 2021, The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence combined both tenure-track/tenured and non-tenure-track awards.

    • 2020: Nancy Cresse, nursing; David Dwertmann, management; Michael Hayes, public policy; Ellen Ledoux, English
    • 2019: Melanie Bowers, political science; Angela Kelly, nursing; Kathryn Kovacs, law; David Pedersen, finance; Paul More Jr., mathematics
    • 2018: Kate Cairns, childhood studies; Victoria Chase, law; Shauna Shames, political science; Chester Spell, management
    • 2017: Kristin August, psychology; Prospero Garcia, Spanish; Pam Jenoff, law; Robert Scoloveno, nursing
    • 2016: Cynthia Ayres, nursing; Oscar Holmes IV, management; Kwangwon Lee, biology
    • 2015: Sarah Allred, psychology; Margaret Avallone, nursing; Jason Cohen, law; Ivo Jansen, accounting; Melissa Yates, philosophy
    • 2014: Janice Beitz, nursing; Rakesh Sambharya, management; Sunil Shende, computer science; Carol Wallinger, law
    • 2013: Richard Epstein, English; John Lore, law; Benedetto Piccoli, mathematics
    • 2012: Ira Roseman, psychology; Allan Stein, law; Patricia Suplee, nursing
    • 2011: Holly Blackford, English; Christopher Fitter, English; Kimberly Mutcherson, law
    • 2010: Allan Espiritu, art; Kimberly Ferzan, law; Richard Michelfelder, finance
    • 2009: Charlotte Markey, psychology; Sarah Ricks, law; Robert Schindler, marketing
    • 2008: Ana Laguna, Spanish; Naomi Marmorstein, psychology; Maureen Morrin, marketing
    • 2007: William Tucker, psychology
    • 2006: Mary Bravo, psychology; Rajiv Gandhi, computer science; Ruth Anne Robbins, law
    • 2005: Luis Garcia, psychology; John Wall, religion; Lisa Zeidner, English
    • 2004: Sally Goldfarb, law; Tyler Hoffman, English
    • 2003: John Broussard, finance; M.A. Rafey Habib, English; Joseph Schiavo, music
    • 2002: Alex Roche, chemistry; Julie Ruth, marketing; Allen Woll, history
    • 2001: Stuart Charme, religion; Josephine Johansen, mathematics; Geoffrey Sill, English
    • 2000: Georgia Arbuckle-Keil, chemistry; Mary Greipp, nursing; Jon’a Meyer, criminal justice
    • 1999: Swaminathan Badrinath, management; Jay Feinman, law; Richard Harris, political science
    • 1998: Alok Baveja, management; Barbara Bickart, marketing; Timothy Martin, English
    • 1997: E. Roger Cowley, physics; Mamnoon Jamil, management; Gayle Porter, management
    • 1996: Robert Evans, biology; Carol Singley, English; Robert Wood, sociology
    • 1995: Marie Cornelia, English; Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, marketing; Alan Tarr, political science
    • 1994: Richard Hyland, law; Hsin-Yi Lee, biology; Briance Mascarenhas, management
    • 1993: Kimberly Adams, English; Wilbert Jerome, music; Samuel Rabinowitz, management
  • Provided by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia, the award honors outstanding teachers at colleges and universities across southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

    • 2022: Chester Spell, management
    • 2021: Margaret Avallone, nursing
    • 2020: John Oberdiek, law
    • 2019: Rakesh Sambharya, management
    • 2018: Ruth Anne Robbins, law
    • 2017: Rajiv Gandhi, computer science
    • 2016: Lisa Zeidner, English
    • 2015: Mary Bravo, psychology
    • 2014: Briance Mascarenhas, management
    • 2013: Stuart Charme, religion
    • 2012: Alok Baveja, management
    • 2011: Luis Garcia, psychology
    • 2010: Samuel Rabinowitz, management
    • 2009: Julie Ruth, marketing
    • 2008: J. William Whitlow, psychology
    • 2006: Allen Woll, history
    • 2005: Jay Feinman, law
    • 2004: Robert Ryan, English
    • 2003: Gayle Porter, management
    • 2002: Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, marketing
    • 2001: E. Roger Cowley, physics
    • 2000: Mary Greipp, nursing
    • 1999: Richard Hyland, law
    • 1998: Marie Cornelia, English
  • These awards are given to Rutgers University–Camden faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in research, scholarship, or creative work. There are two award categories:

    1. Tenured Awardees (tenured faculty members)
    2. Non-Tenured Awardees (tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty members)

    • 2023: Daniel Thomas Cook, childhood studies, Angélica L. González, biology, Kendra D. Boyd, history, Wei Jiao, finance, Mary Wunnenberg, nursing
    • 2022: Nawaf Bou-Rabee, mathematical sciences; Grace Brannigan, physics; Andrey Grigoriev, biology; Rufan Luo, psychology, Daniel Semenza, sociology
    • 2021: Lauren Daniel, psychology; David Dwertmann, management; M.A. Rafey Habib, English; Nathan Link, criminal justice; Hao Zhu, chemistry
    • 2020: Cati Coe, anthropology; Jinglin Fu, chemistry; Wenhua Lu, childhood studies; Jillian Sayre, English; Deeksha Singh, management
    • 2019: Meng Li, management; Beth Rabinowitz, political science; Richard Stansfield, criminal justice; Patricia Suplee, nursing; Lynne Vallone, childhood studies
    • 2023: Andrey Grigoriev, biology
    • 2022: David Salas de la Cruz, chemistry
    • 2021: Charlotte Markey, psychology, Lorraine Minnite, public policy and administration

University Honors

  • This award is considered Rutgers’ highest honor for innovation in the classroom

    • 2020: Prospero Garcia, Spanish
    • 2017: Sam Rabinowitz, management
    • 2016: Ivo Jansen, accounting
    • 2015: Briance Mascarenhas, management
    • 2014: Rajiv Gandhi, computer science; Julie Ruth, marketing
    • 2013: Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, marketing
    • 2012: Alok Baveja, management
    • 2011: Allan Espiritu, art
    • 2008: E. Roger Cowley, physics
    • 1988: J. William Whitlow, psychology
  • Established in 1993, this award has become one of the top honors that Rutgers bestows upon its faculty in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement and exceptional service to the University.  The award commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. Daniel Gorenstein, a noted mathematician on the Rutgers–New Brunswick Campus.

    • 2011: Daniel Hart, psychology and childhood studies
  • This University-wide award celebrates faculty who forge effective connections between their research and teaching endeavors.

    • 2024: Georgia A. Arbuckle-Keil, chemistry, Kristin J. August, psychology, health sciences
    • 2020: Robert Schindler, marketing; Andrew Shankman, history
    • 2017: Lauren Grodstein, English
    • 2015: Sungsoo Kim, accounting
    • 2013: M.A. Rafey Habib, English; Briance Mascarenhas, management
    • 2011: Charlotte Markey, psychology
    • 2013: Rakesh Sambharya, management; Executive Education, School of Business
    • 2021: Nicole Karapanagiotis, philosophy and religion
    • 2020: Kate Cairns, childhood studies; Kelly Dittmar, political science
    • 2017: Richard Michelfelder, finance
    • 2016: Sarah Allred, psychology; Sean O’Malley, physics
    • 2015: Ivo Jansen, accounting; Lauren Silver, childhood studies
    • 2013: Ellen Ledoux, English
    • 2011: Lauren Grodstein, English; Jenny Kehl, political science
    • 2024: Jennifer A. Oberle, biology,
    • 2021: Kimberlee S. Moran, forensics
    • 2023: Grace D. Brannigan, physics
    • 2021: Elizabeth A. Demaray, art 
    • 2024: Emily Marker, hstory
    • 2023: Nathan W. Link, criminal justice
    • 2022: Angelica Lorena Gonzalez Gajardo, biology
    • 2021: Benedetto Piccoli, mathematics
    • 2020: Kimberlee S. Moran, forensics
    • 2015: Kate Epstein, history
    • 2014: Nir Yakoby, biology; Mark Zaki, music
    • 2011: Lauren Grodstein, English
    • 2008: Imani Perry, law
    • 2008: G. Alan Tarr, political science
    • 2006: Howard Gillette, history
    • 1998: J. William Whitlow, psychology
    • 2012: Laurie Bernstein, history
    • 2020: The Spanish for Health Care Program, an innovative collaboration between the School of Nursing and the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
    • 2016: M.A. Rafey Habib, English; Sam Rabinowitz, management
    • 2014: Jonathan Muse, assistant dean, School of Business
    • 2013: Rory “Cal” Maradonna, Off-Campus Programs
    • 2012: Wendell Pritchett (chancellor)
    • 2008: Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts
  • This award was presented annually by the Rutgers University–Camden Alumni Association based on nominations from campus graduates. 

    • 2008: Samuel Rabinowitz, management; Joseph Schiavo, music
    • 2007: James Rushing, German
    • 2006: G. Alan Tarr, political science
    • 2005: William Lutz, English
    • 2004: Christine Cosentino-Dougherty, German
    • 2003: James Garnett, public policy
    • 2002: Carol Singley, English
    • 2001: Luis Garcia, psychology
    • 2000: William Hoffman, art
    • 1999: Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, marketing
    • 1998: Sidney Katz, chemistry
    • 1997: Robert Evans, biology
    • 1996: Murl Barker, Russian
    • 1995: Georgia Arbuckle-Keil, chemistry
    • 1994: Leonard Bidwell, mathematics
    • 1993: Charles Coleman, management
    • 1992: Jay Sigler, public policy
    • 1991: John Worrall, economics
    • 1990: E. Roger Cowley, physics
    • 1989: John Giannotti, art
    • 1988: Henry Stempen, biology
    • 1987: Betty Jones, English
    • 1986: Charles Willitts, chemistry
    • 1985: Marie Cornelia, English
    • 1984: Louis Forman, history
    • 1983: Wilbert Jerome, music
    • 1982: Hsin-Yi Lee, biology
    • 1981: William Bacha Jr., biology

Faculty Highlights

First-rate. Top-notch. World-class. Whichever adjective you choose, our faculty create new knowledge, every day, and change the way we look at our world. Meet some examples. 

An Award-Winning Dedication to Research—and Education

Assistant Professor Maria E. Solesio in the Department of Biology at Rutgers University in Camden focuses her research on the study of mitochondrial dysfunction in common diseases, but she is also creating opportunities for diverse students to learn. 

Assistant Professor Maria E. Solesio
Assistant Professor Maria E. Solesio

Recent Faculty Books

As scholars conducting research at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, Rutgers University–Camden faculty provide access to their thought-provoking work through publication in books that are critical resources in classrooms, libraries, research, and discourse worldwide.

Dr. Margaret Betz (Assistant Teaching Professor, Philosophy)
Modes of Protest and Resistance: Strange Change in Morals Political (Palgrave Macmillan Press) 

Dr. Kenneth Elliott (Associate Professor, Theater)
Beyond Ridiculous: Making Gay Theatre with Charles Busch in 1980s New York (University of Iowa Press)

Dr. Prospero Garcia, (Associate Professor, Spanish)
Teoría Sociocultural y Español (Routledge)

Dr. Lauren Grodstein (Professor, English; Graduate Director, Creative Writing)
We Must Not Think of Ourselves (Algonquin Books)

Dr. Ellen Malenas Ledoux (Associate Professor, English) 
Laboring Mothers: Reproducing Women and Work in the Eighteenth Century (University of Virginia Press)

Dr. Elizabeth Pilliod (Assistant Professor, Art History)
Pontormo at San Lorenzo: The Making and Meaning of a Lost Renaissance Masterpiece (Harvey Miller/Brepols)

Dr. Emily Marker (Associate Professor, History)
Black France, White Europe: Youth, Race, and Belonging in the Postwar Era (Cornell University Press)

Dr. Beth Rabinowitz (Associate Professor, Political Science)
Defensive Nationalism: Explaining the Rise of Populism and Fascism in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press)

Dr. Jovanna Rosen (Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Administration)
Community Benefits: Developers, Negotiations, and Accountability (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Dr. Sarah Tosh (Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice) 
The Immigration Law Death Penalty: Aggravated Felonies, Deportation, and Legal Resistance (NYU Press)


Chancellor’s New Faculty Research Symposium

Rutgers University–Camden is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and exceptional creative activities.  Our faculty members are leaders within their disciplines, exploring issues of great significance in today’s world. Each year, the Chancellor’s New Faculty Research Symposium provides a venue to highlight the work of a number of newer faculty members.