Distinguished Faculty Award for Service Presented to Judith Kaufman
MADISON, N.J. (Sept. 24, 2010) — Fairleigh Dickinson University honored Judith Kaufman, professor of psychology, with its Distinguished Faculty Award for Service at the University's annual Academic Convocation on Sept. 22.
"Your efforts toward the betterment of FDU have enlightened your students and inspired your peers," said University Provost Joseph Kiernan in presenting the award.
Kaufman is director of the Psy.D. and M.A. programs in school psychology. She came to FDU in 1988 as dean of students at the Rutherford campus after 18 years as a professor and program director at Yeshiva University. In 1989, she became vice president for student affairs at FDU. She returned to the classroom in 1993, and teaches courses including Educational Psychology, Child/Adolescent Therapy, Pediatric Psychology and Clinical Issues in Adolescent Development.
Kaufman was key in developing the University's M.A. and Psy.D. programs in school psychology, post-baccalaureate re-specialization program in psychology and M.A. program in forensic psychology. She helped coordinate the University Core and Freshman Seminar programs and edited a customized textbook for the Freshman Seminar program, Steps to Success: The Fairleigh Dickinson Way (Kendall/Hunt, 2010).
Kaufman has guided numerous honors projects, master's theses and doctoral dissertations. She has served on the Faculty Senate and Faculty Rights and Welfare Committee, and is a founding member of the Metropolitan Campus Wellness Committee, a charter member of the Metropolitan Campus Threat Assessment Team and chair of the Behavior Assessment Task Force. Kaufman is a member of the Student Success Team and co-chair of the Freshman Committee.
She has been president of the School Psychology Trainers Association, was secretary and is president-elect of the American Academy of School Psychology, and chair and a member of several American Psychology Association doctoral program site-visit teams.
Kaufman has a B.B.A. degree in industrial psychology and an M.S. in school psychology, both from City College of New York, and a Ph.D. in school/child clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. She and her husband, Sheldon, live in Manhattan.
Pictured above are President J. Michael Adams and Judith Kaufman, professor of psychology.