FDU Professor Jason Scorza Named ACE Fellow
Teaneck, NJ (April 17, 2007) – Dr. Jason Scorza has been named an ACE (American Council on Education) Fellow for the academic year 2007-08. He is one of just 39 Fellows selected nationwide.
At Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, Scorza is an associate professor of philosophy and political science and the director of the School English, Philosophy and Humanities and the School of Art and Media Studies.
The ACE Fellows Program identifies and prepares promising senior faculty and administrators for leadership positions in university administration. The program combines seminars and campus visits with placement at another higher education institution for a semester or academic year. The Fellows are included in the highest level of decision making while participating in administrative activities and learning about issues that benefit their home institutions.
Scorza received his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University and is the author of numerous papers and articles on citizenship and civic education, as well as the forthcoming book, Strong Literalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship.
A major contributor to FDU’s global education and distance learning initiatives, Scorza received national recognition in 2004 with the Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning from the Sloan Consortium. He was recognized for his work on two online courses, The Global Challenge (Core I) and The Life of the Mind. Scorza was particularly noted for implementing a creative approach and for creating well- designed course materials and instruction strategies.
FDU President J. Michael Adams said, “This is a tremendous opportunity and a great honor for Jason. It also is another demonstration of the exceptional quality of our faculty. We offer our best wishes for an outstanding experience.”
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