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HASS Faculty Recognized for Service and Dedication to Rensselaer

HASS Faculty Recognized for Service and Dedication to Rensselaer

By Jeanne Hedden Gallagher

June 19, 2020

Several faculty members in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) were recently recognized for their service and dedication to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Additionally, Larry Reid, a professor of psychology and neuroscience in the Department of Cognitive Science in HASS, received the Jerome Fischbach ’38 Faculty Travel Award. Since 1963, this annual award has been funded by Jerome Fischbach ’38 to express appreciation for the many contributions faculty have made to the students. The award permits a member of the Rensselaer faculty, who has been actively associated with Rensselaer for 20 years or more, to participate in an international meeting as a representative of Rensselaer. The recipient is selected by the Faculty Committee on Honors.

The faculty members who were recognized with service and dedication awards are:

30 Years of Service

June Deery, a professor and head of the Department of Communication and Media.

35 Years of Service

Langdon Winner, a professor of science and technology and the Thomas Phelan Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences.

James Zappen, a professor in the Department of Communication and Media.

45 Years of Service

Ralph Noble, an associate professor in the Department of Cognitive Science.


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