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University recognizes faculty for Excellence in Teaching
5/06/09

Dr. William Carty, professor of ceramic engineering in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, received not one, but two, Excellence in Teaching Awards during the University’s annual Honors Convocation. And it’s the second time he’s won double honors.

This year, as he did in 2006, Carty received the John F. McMahon Award for Excellence in Teaching, an honor reserved for those who teach in the University’s statutory engineering programs, and a Joseph Kruson Trust Fund Award for Excellence in Teaching, a University-wide honor.

Carty joined the AU faculty in 1995, and was named a full professor in 2002. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in ceramic engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington.

Dr. Robert Stein, assistant professor of political science, earned the Ruth Berger Rubenstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, the highest University-wide award.

A member of the College of Liberal Arts & Science faculty since 2004, Stein received a B.A. in political science from Stanford University, and earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in political science from the University of Michigan.

Other recipients of Joseph Kruson Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching are:

William Contino, assistant professor of printmaking in the School of Art & Design.

Dr. Andrew Eklund, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Juliana Gray, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Cris Lauback, assistant professor of school psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Lynn Petrillo, senior lecturer in English in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Amy Rummel, professor of marketing in the College of Business.

Kevin Wixted, associate professor of painting in the School of Art & Design.