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2015-16 SUNY Chancellor's Award Faculty Winners

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

Patty Maloney-TitlandPatty Maloney-Titland, Professor of Performing Arts, has been instrumental in shepherding the Performing Arts program to a highly respected position within the College and community during her 28-year tenure. The department chairperson since 1993 and a full professor since 2002, she has instituted many programs to benefit students, including an internship initiative with Penguin Repertory Theatre; new courses such as Physical Activity for the Stage, Improvisation II and History of Jazz; and workshops with local fight masters/actors and directors. She has directed a broad range of first-rate plays at RCC that benefit many charitable causes, including such special events as the Harvest Celebration for the Arts and An Evening of Hope/Rockland College Cares, both of which raise funds for the Melissa Dimitaris RCC Foundation Scholarship. A professional actor, Maloney-Titland also directs the Rockland Shakespeare Company community theater program each summer and is advisor to the Campus Players, one of the most active RCC clubs on and off campus. Her deep commitment to the College is reflected in her leadership role on some 13 college-wide committees, including the Irish Heritage Committee and her department’s foundation scholarship committee, as well as longstanding membership with the Faculty Senate and as faculty representative to the RCC Foundation. Maloney-Titland has received numerous accolades for her work, including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2009. She earned a BA in theater from SUNY Oswego and an MFA from Catholic University.

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Eric MagaramEric Magaram, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been a faculty member since 2010 and tenured professor since 2015. He was discipline coordinator for three years before his 2014 appointment as department chair, which includes the evaluation and supervision of more than 35 adjuncts each semester. One of his most pivotal accomplishments was his role in researching and developing a redesign of RCC’s developmental program in mathematics. He was one of the College’s leaders in the redesign, using the Carnegie Foundation’s Quantway Pathway as the core program. Magaram has taught a wide array of courses including Mathematics Skills, Quantitative Literacy, Elementary Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Calculus I and First Year Seminar. Highly accessible to students, he serves as a tutor in the Tutoring Center; is faculty advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa honor society; and regularly participates in recruitment and retention programming such as New Student Orientation, College Night and Open House. As a measure of his esteem among faculty peers, he was elected to the Faculty Senate executive committee while still a non-tenured instructor. Off campus, he has presented at 14 conferences since 2011 on topics ranging from mathematics to remediation and student assessment, and has co-authored several peer-review papers since 2011. Magaram came to RCC with eight years of teaching experience at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He holds a BS in mathematics from the College of Staten Island, and an MS in applied statistics from New Jersey Institute of Technology.


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