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Recognizing excellence in teaching

May 21, 2013

DelVal’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Dr. Bashar Hanna, College President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan, and the Board of Trustees have approved promotions and or tenure for six faculty members.  Of the six, the College promoted five. The faculty members who were granted tenure are Dr. Michael Stamps and Reginald Hoyt. The changes will become effective in fall 2013.

“The faculty being recognized are all committed to their students, the College and the broader community,” said Dr. Hanna. “We’re pleased to recognize members of our dedicated faculty for the work they do every day for our students and the College. Our caring faculty members are willing to go above and beyond to make sure our students succeed and we appreciate the work of all of our faculty members at DelVal.”

Ermira Gegvata, of the Department of Business Administration, was promoted from lecturer to instructor. Gegvata’s student course evaluations confirmed her effectiveness as a compassionate teacher, and her service to the College and broader community is noteworthy and commendable.

Reginald Hoyt, of the Department of Animal Biotechnology and Conservation, was granted tenure. Hoyt is an outstanding teacher and DelVal citizen who epitomizes total commitment to students and their success.

Cory Kieschnick, of the Department of Equine Studies, was promoted from instructor to assistant professor. Her students have repeatedly commented on the positive learning environment she provides.

Brian Lutz, of the Department  of English, was promoted from lecturer to instructor. Lutz's service to the College and his discipline is noteworthy. He is an active scholar and expects to complete his doctorate in 2014.

Dr. Michael Stamps, of the Department of English, was granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. Teaching evaluations, scholarship, and campus service confirmed his professionalism and value to the community.

Dr. Jay Su, of the Department of Liberal Arts, was promoted from lecturer to assistant professor. Dr. Su has demonstrated commitment to the College and the community. He has demonstrated excellence in teaching and has contributed to learning opportunities for all students both inside and outside of the classroom.