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SUNY Chancellor's Award

The SUNY Chancellor's Awards (Faculty and Professional Staff) are honors conferred by the State University of New York to provide system-wide recognition for excellence and consistently superior professional achievement. Faculty and Professional Staff awards fall into three categories:


Distinguished Professors

2016 Judith Ellis, Distinguished Teaching Professor
2010  Arthur Kopelman, Distinguished Service Professor

Award Categories for Excellence
  • Teaching
  • Faculty Service
  • Scholarship/Creative Activities
  • Professional Service
  • Librarianship
  • Adjunct Teaching  


Chancellor's Awards Recipients for Excellence in Teaching


Theanne Schiros, Mathematics and Science
Mario Valero, Modern Languages and Cultures


Teaching: Andrew Weinstein, History of Art; Takashi Kamiya, Interior Design
Scholarship and Creative Activities: Emre Ozsoz, Social Science
Professional Service: Michele Nagel Pre-college Programs
Faculty Service: Susan Rietman, Textile/Surface Design

Joseph Antee, Fashion Merchandising Management
Matthew Petrunia, English and Speech


Jean Amato, English and Speech
John Fraser, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Marc DeJong,  Social Sciences
Lasse Savola, Mathematics and Science

 Chancellor's Awards Recipients for Scholarship/Creative Activities


     Kyunghee Pyun, History of Art

     Amy Werbel, History of Art


    Johannes Knoops, Interior Design 
    Ajoy Sarkar, Textile Development and Marketing 


     Wendy Yothers, Jewelry Design

Chancellor's Awards Recipients for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching 


     Nicholas Barratt, Production Management - Fashion and Related Industries 
     Marvin Clawson, Interior Design
     Deborah Hernandez, Textile Surface Design
     Reginald Rogers, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design 


    Rena Sussman Silverman, Textile Surface Design and Fabric Styling


     Andrea Casson, Modern Languages and Cultures
     Ellen Oster, Textile Surface Design and Fabric Styling
     Esther Rifkin, Science and Mathematics
     Elena Romero, Advertising and Marketing Communications 


    Hamilton Johnson


    Anne Finkelstein
   Jerilyn Zulli


    Georgia Kalivas, Textile Development and Marketing
    Chad Laird, History of Art
    Darra Landman, English and Speech 

Chancellor's Awards Recipients Excellence in Professional Service 


   Brian Fallon, Writing Studio


   Esther Oliveras, Faculty Services