2008
Four named recipients of faculty awards for exemplary teaching, research and service

Four named recipients of faculty awards for exemplary teaching, research and service
April 28, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Benedictine University President and Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs William J. Carroll, Ph.D. recently announced the recipients of its 2008 Benedictine University Faculty Awards. These awards recognize significant achievements in the areas of teaching, research and service which serve as models for all faculty members. Faculty members were nominated by members of the Benedictine University community (faculty, staff, administration and students) in February 2008. The academic deans and the associate provost recommended the award winners, and these recommendations were accepted by the acting provost. Each nomination included three letters attesting to the exemplary teaching, research or service of the nominees. Tim Comar, Ph.D, associate professor of Mathematics, was named the recipient of the Faculty Award for Research. Isobel Lobo, Ph.D, associate professor of International Business and Economics, and Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D, assistant professor of Chemistry, received the Faculty Award for Teaching. Ralph Meeker, Ph.D., professor of Computer Science and Information Systems and a Benedictine University faculty member nearly 40 years, was named the recipient of the Faculty Award for Service.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.