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Professor Flaxman Honored
Professor Harvey Flaxman Honored With Fairleigh Dickinson University Distinguished Faculty Award for Service
Teaneck, NJ (October 5, 2001)—At Fairleigh Dickinson University’s annual Academic Convocation, held on the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus in northern New Jersey on October 3, the University community celebrated the opening of the academic year and honored distinguished faculty.
Harvey Flaxman, Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts, received Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Service.
Recently retired from the University, Flaxman, a writer, performer, director and producer, applied his creative talents to a wide variety of Fairleigh Dickinson’s efforts since joining the University in 1968.
A well-known figure on campus, Flaxman served for many years as chair of the department of visual and performing arts. In this role he perhaps most significantly made a difference mentoring faculty and students in the fields of music, art, theater, film and computer graphics.
Flaxman was instrumental in creating and building what many have called the University’s most innovative program in the last decade. His pioneering undergraduate program in electronic filmmaking and digital video design - the first and only university program of its kind in the country - has become one of Fairleigh Dickinson’s most popular majors.
In 1993, he received a bronze TELLY ward for a promotional video he produced for Wroxton College, Fairleigh Dickinson’s campus in Oxfordshire, England. He also received another such award this year for his work as director and executive producer of Many Languages: One Small World, a collaborative project with students and faculty from his department and colleagues from the Peter Sammartino School of Education. Recently he produced a video on the history of the Florham estate, which is now FDU’s Florham-Madison campus.
While at Fairleigh Dickinson, he served as chair of Maxwell Becton College’s Educational Policies Committee and as a member of the Faculty Rights and Welfare Committee and the Board of Trustees’ Educational Affairs Committee.