Hofstra's Teachers of the Year were honored at the May 3 Gala. (L to r) Jusith Kaufman, Kristal Brent Zook, James Sample and Susan Yohn. (Not pictured: Charles McMellon.)
Judith Kaufman, professor of teaching, literacy and leadership; Charles McMellon, associate professor of marketing and international business; Susan Yohn, professor of history; James Sample, associate professor of law; and Kristal Brent Zook, associate professor of journalism, media studies, and public relations, received an engraved plaque, recognition in the commencement program, and a monetary award.
Mary Ann Allison, Hofstra's first Mentor of the Year, with Senior Associate Dean of Honors College Neil Donahue.
In addition to these annual prizes, a new tradition for honoring outstanding faculty was started in 2012. Mary Ann Allison, assistant professor of journalism, media studies, and public relations, was named Hofstra’s first Mentor of the Year, an award to honor outstanding faculty supervision of advanced undergraduate research. Based in part on letters of nomination by students and colleagues, this prize will be given to a full-time faculty member who has guided students, both professionally and academically, toward developing original ideas for research.