Faculty Excellence

Outstanding Scholarship Brings Special Distinctions

Rutgers faculty excel as teachers, mentors, innovators, and practitioners. Their dedication prepares students for success and improves the quality of life for thousands. Over the years, their work has garnered the highest honors: Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur “Genius” grants, Grammy Award, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, membership in the National Academies, Nobel Prize, and top international prizes such as the Abel (mathematics), Stockholm (criminology), and Wolf (agriculture). Read about recent recognition below.

Faculty fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Scholarly publications authored or coauthored by Rutgers faculty in past five years
Faculty in the National Academies
Teresa Wood

Thomas Leustek from Rutgers–New Brunswick and Teresa Wood from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences join 441 other AAAS members named new fellows because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. 

Melissa Cooper, Rutgers–Newark

Melissa Cooper, a Rutgers–Newark history professor, is working on a new book that will examine the ideas that shaped interpretations of black suffering in South Carolina’s Low Country from the 1920s to 1970s. Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy.