PhilaU Recognizes Distinguished Teachers at Annual Faculty Reception

Katherine Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, received the President's Award for Excellence from President Spinelli on May 11.

Philadelphia University honored members of its faculty for their hard work and commitment to academic excellence at the 2012 Faculty Reception on May 11.

President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D., presented awards to several faculty members for their distinguished service to the University, including Katharine Jones, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, who received the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence.

Jones was recognized for her dedication and commitment to educating her students. She inspires her students to work hard and learn on a deep level in her area studies and sociology courses. Her excellence in teaching is exhibited in each of her lessons.

Michael Leonard, dean of the school of design engineering and commerce and associate professor of industrial design, was honored with a special portrait unveiling as the recipient of the 2011 President’s Award for Excellence.  The portrait will be exhibited in the Paul J. Gutman Library with those of previous recipients.

Provost Randy Swearer (right) presented the 2012 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award to Harvey Lermack, assistant professor of management.

The 2012 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Harvey Lermack, assistant professor of management, acknowledging his outstanding service to the University and his students in the classroom. The award was presented by Provost Randy Swearer, Ph.D.

Philadelphia University also recognized these distinguished adjunct faculty:

  • James L. Querry, College of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Thomas T. Fung, College of Design, Engineering and Commerce
  • Sarah Hughes, College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts
  • Andrew R. Harrison, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

The University also recognized new retiree Ed Keidat, assistant professor of finance.

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