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Goodwin Celebrates 2018 Faculty Award Winners

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May 31, 2018

As the 2017-2018 academic year comes to a close, the Drexel University community recognizes the stellar faculty who go above and beyond in their academic, professional and civic work. Goodwin College of Professional Studies is proud to announce this year's honorees.

The Laura S. Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to William A. Martorano, MBA, an adjunct instructor in Goodwin's Degree Completion Programs. With more than 30 years in the private industry, Bill's expertise in operations, information technology, software development, consulting, IT support and training lights up his lectures. He teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level at Drexel University as well as Temple University and Wilmington University, with a specialty in online pedagogy. In 2014, he received Drexel's Outstanding Online Faculty Award as well as numerous others throughout his teaching career.

The Samuel Mercer Jr. Teaching Award was given to Patrick Courtney, MS, an adjunct instructor in Goodwin's Continuing Professional Education division. Patrick is an experienced developer of quality management systems. He currently acts as the VP of Operations for a small biotechnology company in Philadelphia. His certificate courses in Lean Six Sigma are a cornerstone of Continuing Professional Education. Patrick is recognized for his impact in the field of lifelong learning and his work that focuses on adult learners.

The Stanley Gwiazda Professorship Award was presented to Dr. Joseph Salomone, an adjunct professor for multiple courses and programs at Goodwin. This award was established by Drexel’s President on August 26, 1987 in recognition of Dean Gwiazda’s many years of service to Drexel University and the Richard C. Goodwin College of Evening and Professional Studies (formerly the Evening College). The recipient demonstrates excellence in the classroom, confirmed by peer and student input, recognition through formal awards and commitment to part-time adult learners. Joseph is committed to Drexel as the current manager for all Drexel campuses Registrars' offices. He has also earned four degrees from Drexel University—two bachelor's, a master's and a PhD. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science and PhD in Culture Communications and Media. With nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, Joseph serves on many academic and curriculum advisory boards throughout the University.