Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway and Executive Vice President Prabhas Moghe announced the recipients of the annual Universitywide Faculty Awards for 2020-21.

Out of the eight award categories, five faculty members from the ranks of the Rutgers University–Camden community have been honored.

2020-21 Universitywide Faculty Award Recipients

Nicole Karapanagiotis, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received The Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. The award honors newly promoted and tenured (as of July 1, 2021) members of the faculty who have made truly outstanding contributions to teaching during their early years at Rutgers.

Elizabeth Demaray, a professor in the Department of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, has earned The Presidential Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award. Demaray is the inaugural recipient of the award, which honors members of the faculty who are newly promoted to full professor (as of July 1, 2021), whose breadth of academic portfolios reflect outstanding research, scholarship or creative work, as well as truly outstanding contributions to teaching along with extensive service to the Rutgers community and beyond.

Benedetto Piccoli, the Joseph and Loretta Lopez Chair of Mathematics and vice chancellor for research, has received The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. The award honors tenured faculty members who have made distinguished research contributions to their discipline and/or society at large.

Kimberlee S. Moran, an associate teaching professor and director of forensics in the Department of Chemistry, has earned The Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award is presented annually to non-tenure-track, full-time faculty members in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences who have demonstrated outstanding teaching skills in classroom instruction, clinical instruction, curriculum development or mentoring.

Julie E. Kendall, a professor of management in the School of Business, has received The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award. The award is funded by the Class of 1962 of Rutgers College and honors members of the faculty, student body or staff in recognition of distinguished and noncompensated service to government bodies, professional or scholarly organizations and/or the general public, such as voluntary community leadership or personal acts of heroism.

View the full list of this year’s Universitywide Faculty Awards recipients.