Honors and Awards - Archives


Sarah Jourdain, Assistant Professor, Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, was elected President of the Suffolk County Chapter of the American Association of Teacher of French (2006).


Madeline A. Turan, Lecturer of Foreign Language Teacher Education, was selected as a "Face of New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) " and has been honored on their website as a distinguished member of the profession. She is also featured on the NYSAFLT web page as one of the "52 Faces of NYSAFLT" (2006).

She received multiple year recommendations by students (from January 2000 through 2006) for inclusion in Who's Who in America's Teachers; published copy in 2005. A member of the Checkpoint C committee for NYSED, she was also a three-time nominee for a Disney Teacher Award (2001-2004).


A column by Professor Kenneth Lindblom (English Teacher Education Program) titled "The Post-9/11 English Teacher," was given an Award of Excellence in the 2006 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. This column appeared in the March 2005 issue of English Journal.

The Council of Writing Program Administrators gave its 2006 Award for Best Book on Writing Program Administration to Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline. Professors Kenneth Lindblom and Patricia Dunn (English Teacher Education Program) have a chapter in this book titled "Cooperative Writing 'Program' Administration at Illinois State Normal University: The Committee on English of 1904-5 and the Influence of Professor J. Rose Colby."


Congratulations to Frank Rizza, Core Education Lecturer, for being granted credential as Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in 2006.


Irene Marchegiani, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice for the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, was elected President of the Womens' Studies Caucus of the American Association for Italian Studies (2005-2006).


Congratulations to Mike LoMonico, veteran instructor of English Methods at Stony Brook University, who has been named Head of the National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library (2005). As Head of National Education, his reputation for and work on behalf of excellent instructional methods for teaching Shakespeare and related works and authors will continue to flourish. Most gratifying, Mike has negotiated his new position so that he will continue to teach Methods courses at Stony Brook. Mike's new national prominence will further enhance our program's reputation and be of direct benefit to our English teacher candidates. He also hopes to strengthen our English Department's connections with the Folger Library.


Congratulations to the Science Education Program for having their application to form a new Student Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) accepted (2005). This approval will give Stony Brook Science Education students many benefits as members of the NSTA, and also provide opportunities for greater interaction with teachers working in the field.


On Thursday, September 22, 2005, a reception was held in the Humanities Building's Poetry Center to honor the following recently published Scholars in Teaching English Grades 7-12.

Co-authors of a recent column, entitled "Close Reading on Your Feet: Performance in the English Language Arts Classroom?(English Journal, September 2005):

Michael LoMonico, Stony Brook University and the Folger Shakespeare Library
Josephine Libassi (MAT, 2002), Longwood High School
Jill Mountain (BA, 2003), James Wilson Young Middle School (Bayport)
Barbara Morris, (MA, 1998), Farmingdale High School
Mary Ellen Dakin, Revere High School (Massachusetts)
Gina Savino (MA 2005), Smithtown High School
Steven Mounkhall, Scarsdale High School
Ted Tibbets, Poland Regional High School (Maine)
Josh Cabat, Roslyn High School
Kate DeFeo (MAT, 2004), Manhattan Hunter Science High School
Joe Bonfiglio, Hanover High School (New Hampshire)
James Incorvaia, Harborfields High School

Jessica Whitney (Stony Brook MAT, 2005), for her article "Five Easy Pieces: Steps toward Integrating AAVE into the Classroom", which was selected for honorable mention in the Kate and Paul Farmer Awards competition. The Farmer Award, presented at the National Council of Teachers of English annual convention, is given for the best English Journal article written by a secondary school teacher. Jess's article began as a course paper she wrote in ENG 592: Critical Problems in Composition in Summer 2004. Jessica is currently an English teacher at Candlewood Middle School in Dix Hills.


Janeen Oberlander, a student in the MAT Chemistry Program, was awarded a Knowles Fellowship in 2005.


Kerlens Tilus, a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching French Program, was one of 38 students awarded the prestigious Turner Fellowship in 2005.


David Strock, a graduate of the Master of Arts in Teaching in the Foreign Languages, received a Fulbright grant for a teaching assistantship in Germany for 2005-2006.


Congratulations to Mary Ann Short, Associate Director for Administration of the Professional Education Program, on contracting with Cats & Kittens Magazine for publication of one of her non-fiction stories (summer 2005).

Angel (AuthorHouse, 2004), Ms. Short's second children's book, has also been included in the list of recommended readings by Book Adventure.org.


Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis, an Educational Leadership program instructor, was recently named the 2004 New York State Educator of the Year by the New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. According the article, Dr. Daly-Lewis, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the William Floyd School District, was honored for assisting educators in the development and delivery of quality instructional programs and supervisory practices. She has helped teachers implement National Science Foundation standards-based math programs in elementary and middle schools, which, in turn, helped district students improve their math skills. From 2000-2001 she served as President of the Long Island Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Ken Lindblom and Patricia Dunn were appointed for three-year terms on NCTE's new Conference on English Education Commission on Writing Teacher Education (2004). The 18-member national commission supports better K-16 writing instruction across the country.


In 2004, the Suffolk County School Superintendent's Association (SCSSA) recognized Dr. Robert Moraghan, Director of the Educational Leadership Programs at Stony Brook University, for his professionalism, dedication and commitment to the goals of the association. Dr. Moraghan was awarded Honorary Life Membership in the SCSSA.


Irene Marchegiani, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice for the Foreign Language Teacher Education Program, received the following award in the spring of 2002: Italian Monselice "Diego Valeri" translation prize for the translation of TorquatoTasso's Aminta (co-translator: Professor Charles Jernigan).


Professor David Bynum is also the recipient of the American Society for Cell Biology Bruce Alberts Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science Education (December 2001).


Joan F. Kuchner, Ph.D. , former President of the Arts and Sciences Senate and Director of Child and Family Studies, received the 2002-2003 Chancellor's and President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She was also the recipient of a Presidential Mini-Grant for Stony Brook University's Departmental Diversity Initiative: Advocacy in Action for Children and Families in May 2000, and received the Stony Brook Diversity Award in 2000.


In spring 2003, Mary Ann Short, Associate Director for Administration in the Professional Education Program, was selected to receive the President's and Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Professional Service for academic year 2002-2003. The awards honor professional employees who have transcended the normal definitions of excellence and have continually sought improvement of themselves, their campus, and the State University of New York.


In 2002, Dorit H. Kaufman, Director of the Professional Education Program was the recipient of the following awards:

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York - 2002

The President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stony Brook University - 2002


In April, 2002, Robert Kerber, Department of Chemistry, was named Distinguished Teaching Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees.


In 2001, Dr. Kenneth Lindblom, Director of English Education, was the recipient of the Illinois State University College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding College Teacher in the Humanities Award. In 2000, he earned the Illinois State University Teaching Initiative Award. Previous to 2000, Lindblom earned 6 other awards for his teaching.


Dorit Kaufman

On April 19, 2001, Dorit Kaufman, PEP Director and Professor of Linguistics was awarded the R. Neal Appleby Outstanding Teacher Educator Award from the New York State Association of Teacher Educators. We in the Professional Education Program congratulate Dr. Kaufman on this great achievement and thank her for her continued commitment to teacher education.


In 2000 Dr. Kaufman received an Individual Development Award to coordinate an invited colloquium and present a paper at the Second Language Research Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1998 she received an Individual Development Award to present a paper. Third International Conference on Maintenance and Loss of Minority Languages. Veldhoven, The Netherlands.