Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching Presented to Marlene Rosenbaum

Teaneck, NJ (October 3, 2005)—Fairleigh Dickinson University honored Marlene Rosenbaum, associate professor of education and associate director of the Peter Sammartino School of Education at FDU’s University Campus, with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching on September 28, 2005.

“It’s been said that a teacher’s influence can affect eternity,” said Dr. Willard Gingerich, University provost and senior vice president, when presenting the award. “Imagine then the potential impact of the great educator who teaches teachers. You have embraced this profound responsibility and captivated and inspired a generation of teachers.”

Rosenbaum, a faculty member since 1988, has developed and taught a wide range of courses in education. Students have described her as the “model of what a teacher should be”; a mentor who radiates “energy, enthusiasm, and commitment”; and the “epitome of a master educator.”

Professor Rosenbaum served as director of the Peter Sammartino School of Education for six years, where she has helped develop numerous academic programs including the QUEST five-year undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation program. As the current assistant director of the school, she now directs the critical teacher-education accreditation initiatives.

As an executive board member of the New Jersey Association for College Teacher Educators and editor-in-chief of the New Jersey Association for Teacher Educators Journal, Rosenbaum’s numerous publications and presentations have focused on educational topics including learning disabilities, critical thinking skills, and gender issues. However, her favorite role is that of the teacher, and her passion for education can be seen through her inspired students. “Dr. Rosenbaum has instilled in me a desire to teach.” says one student.

Rosenbaum earned her B.A. in history and her M.A. in secondary social studies at Brooklyn College, and received her Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

“For instilling that desire to teach and that pride in countless students and for equipping them with the skills to excel, we are honored to present you the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching,” said Gingerich.

Dr. Rosenbaum’s formal citation

Marlene Rosenbaum

Mariellen Brown

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