Faculty Recognition Awards, 2010
Research and Creative Activity
Anthony Jensen (Philosophy) has published articles, reviews, and translations in the Journal for the History of Philosophy, International Studies in Philosophy, British Journal of the History of Philosophy, and a number of anthologies. His primary areas of research are the philosophy of history, epistemology, and the philosophy of psychology. He also is assistant editor of The Journal of Nietzsche Studies and has been awarded fellowships from the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This year, he will begin a multi-year fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his project on Nietzsche's philosophy of history.
Melissa Brown (Art) is a printmaker, painter, and performance artist who has combined major gallery and museum exhibits in London, Florida, Massachusetts, and New York with fun performance pieces like “How to Win Mega Millions Using the Brown Wheel.” Her innovative printmaking methods include the use of a commercial steamroller to produce large-scale woodcuts, and the “reduction print,” which prints different colors from the same block by carving away successive shapes. Her work has earned her numerous residencies, grants, and a full-page profile in Time Out New York.
Marie Marianetti (History) teaches the History of the Ancient World, Women in Antiquity, and Classical Mythology. If, as the saying goes, “the past is a foreign country,” the ancient world is a different planet—and for the more than fifteen years Marie has been doing an exceptional job of bringing that subject down to earth for Lehman’s history majors and general education student. She consistently earns the highest teaching evaluations in the department, and students praise her tough love, high standards, intimate knowledge of the material, and genuine love of the topic.
Xavier Totti (Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies) has been an inspiration for students of Puerto Rican culture and society during the many years he has served Lehman as a Lecturer in the Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies department. He was one of the first instructors to design online courses, and he has done so without sacrificing a rigorous academic approach. His course "Puerto Rican Culture" has evolved over the past three decades to capture the numerous cultural shifts in both Puerto Rico and its Diaspora. This course and others that Xavier teaches are models of effective lesson planning and syllabus presentation.
Bertrade Banoum makes the Women’s Studies program at Lehman a vibrant center for the exchange of ideas, a rewarding opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and their society, and a friendly place to hang out. She works tirelessly to organize a full slate of events, including scholarly presentations by Lehman faculty, a panel discussion on Haitian relief efforts, and a lecture on Asian-Pacific Heritage. She has also served on the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the Linguistics Advisory Council, and the General Education Advisory Council. Besides all this, Bertrade carries a heavy burden of teaching and service in the Department of African and African American Studies, where she has been superlatively combining service with learning for the past twelve years.
Joseph McElligott has been a lecturer for only the past three semesters, but already he's made an indelible impact on the English Department. Most prominently he serves as Assistant Chair and Co-Director of the City and Humanities Program. Joe is constantly serving our students, whether in the classroom, as an advisor, or by bringing prominent artists and writers to our campus. On the department level he is an invaluable asset due to the fact that he organizes so much (scheduling, classroom observations, advisement hours) even as he takes on new responsibilities, including an overhaul of the departmental website, acting as a liaison with Media Relations, and serving on a new divisional Arts Committee.
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