The College of Science and Technology would like to congratulate the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award winners. Instituted in 2007, the College of Science and Technology's Distinguished Faculty Awards recognize tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty who are outstanding teachers, mentors and researchers. Nominated by their peers and students, these professors have demonstrated tremendous dedication to their work and are instrumental to the College's goal of producing well-educated science and technology graduates and innovative research. Each award carries a $5,000 or $10,000 prize.
Terry, who joined Temple in 1999, teaches undergraduate and graduate Earth and Environmental Science courses, and advises graduate students. His research interests include the study of paleosols and their applications and limitations to interpreting the rock record. He received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 2009 and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2005.
Fiore, who joined Temple in 2001, teaches undergraduate computer and information science and information science and technology courses. His research interests include networks, computer and network security and computer science education. He received the Temple University Student Teaching Award in 2000.
Sieburth, who joined Temple in 2001, teaches undergraduate, honors, and graduate chemistry courses and advises undergraduate and graduate students. His research interests include Synthetic Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. He was named as a fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010.
Palter, who joined Temple in 1988, teaches undergraduate and graduate biology courses and advises undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests explore the role of sialylation during Drosophila melanogaster development and the manipulation of the glycosylation pathway in insect expression systems.
Price, who joined Temple in 2008, teaches undergraduate chemistry and has restructured the general chemistry lecture courses to provide more uniformity. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Ursinus College in 1992.
Hill, who joined Temple in 1973, teaches undergraduate mathematics courses and has been recognized for his contributions in integrating online learning and instruction into his classes. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award for the College of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the Temple University Great Teacher Award in 2002.
Edelman, who joined Temple in 1992, teaches undergraduate and honors mathematics courses. She received an award for excellence in teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.
Latecki, who joined Temple in 2001, teaches undergraduate and graduate computer and information science courses and advises doctoral students. His cutting edge research has made significant contributions in development of intelligent systems with the focus on cognitively motivated geometric processing of spatial information obtained from visual input. He is an internationally recognized scientist in the areas of computer vision, data mining, and robot perception and has published over 180 articles and books. He currently receives research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).