Steven J. Rosen Mentor Award

The Steven J. Rosen Mentor Award annually recognizes a college English professor and member of the New Jersey College English Association who has mentored colleagues. This individual should have contributed to the profession beyond assigned teaching duties by demonstrating leadership, giving wise counsel, and providing extraordinary guidance.

Any administrator, colleague or student may nominate the individual. Those submitting nominations need not be members of NJCEA.

Letters in support of the nomination should explain the qualities and accomplishments that have made this faculty member a significant mentor in our profession. In particular, a letter should detail the nominee's ability to inspire students and colleagues as well as work creatively as a scholar/teacher.
In what ways has the nominee supported, advised, or rallied colleagues? This mentor may show leadership ability in obvious areas (i.e., positions attained or posts held), but such skill may be equally apparent in a quiet, encouraging manner.

For 2015

Send letters of nomination by March 1, 2015 to Crystal Hamai
Final decisions on the award will be made by vote of the officers and trustees of the NJCEA.

Award Recipients

Since its inception in 1997, recipients of the award have included:

Mary Ellen Byrne, Professor of English at Ocean County College
Carole Shaffer-Koros, Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Kean University
Stephen Hahn, Associate Provost at William Paterson University
Santi Buscemi, Chair of the English Department at Middlesex County College
Mary Irby O'Reilly, Professor of English at Rider University
Judith Johnston, Director of Gender Studies at Rider University
Catarina Feldmann, Professor of English, William Paterson University
Carol Hovanec, Professor of Literature, Ramapo College of New Jersey (2008)
Maria Devasconcelos Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (2009)
Dorothea Hoffner, Professor Emerita of Union County College (2010)
Chrysanthy Grieco, Associate Professor of English at Seton Hall University (2011)
Morton D. Rich, Professor of English at Montclair State University (2012)
Elise Donovan, Professor and Coordinator of Developmental English, Union County College (2013)
No award given in 2014