Faculty Recognition and Awards

Congratulations to NYUAD’s 2021-2022 Faculty Award Winners

The Inaugural recipients of the NYUAD Faculty Awards embody the values and mission of NYUAD and have gone above and beyond in the categories where they were nominated: research, teaching and service. We applaud all who were nominated for these awards and thank the many students, faculty, staff and alumni who nominated them. A hybrid celebratory ceremony will take place on May 23, 2022 from 2:30-3:45pm GST on Zoom. All members of the NYUAD community are invited to join the celebration, using one of the Zoom backgrounds designed for the occasion. Further details will be posted in Al Sho'la and on the intranet.

Transformative Research Award

  • John Burt, Associate Professor of Biology, Division of Science
  • Alexis Gambis, Assistant Professor of Film and New Media and Biology, Division of Arts and Humanities and Division of Science

Award for Teaching Excellence

  • Khulood Kittaneh, Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language, Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Kinga Makovi, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, Division of Social Science

Distinguished Service Award

  • Youssef Idaghdour, Assistant Professor of Biology, Division of Science
  • Mohammad Qasaimeh, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering, Division of Engineering

2021 NYUAD Faculty Award Winners

Distinguished Research Award

  • Monica Menendez, Associate Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering, Division of Engineering
  • Ozgur Sinanoglu, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Division of Engineering

Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Kartik Sreenivasan, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Division of Science
  • Camilla Boisen, Lecturer of Writing, Division of Arts and Humanities 

Award for Teaching Innovation

  • Nasser Isleem, Senior Lecturer of Arabic, Division of Arts and Humanities

Distinguished Service Award

  • Eric Hamilton, Lecturer of Political Science, Division of Social Science
  • Joanna Settle, Arts Professor of Theater, Division of Arts and Humanities