Immediate: May 13, 2009
Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Dr. Philip Y. Nicholson, Professor of History at Nassau Community College, Named Distinguished Teaching Professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees
Garden City, NY – Nassau Community College is pleased to announce that Dr. Philip Y. Nicholson, a professor of history, has been granted by the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees the honor of “Distinguished Teaching Professorship” as a result of his extraordinary professional service. The Distinguished Teaching Professorship recognizes and honors mastery of teaching at the graduate, undergraduate or professional levels. For this prestigious tribute to be conferred, candidates must have demonstrated consistently superior mastery of teaching, outstanding service to students and commitment to their ongoing intellectual growth, scholarship and professional growth, as well as adherence to rigorous academic standards and requirements. Dr. Nicholson is one of only 16 professors statewide to attain this honor in 2009.
“SUNY faculty who receive appointment to the rank of distinguished service professor and distinguished teaching professor are nationally- and internationally-recognized scholars and scientists of the highest academic distinction,” said SUNY Vice Chancellor and Officer-in-Charge John J. O’Connor. In addition to the selection criteria for the Distinguished Teaching Professorship, to be nominated, a faculty member must have held the rank of full professor for five years, have three years of full-time service at the nominating institution, have completed at least ten years of full-time service for SUNY and have regularly carried a full-time teaching load as defined by the campus.