Staff & Faculty
Temple professor of mathematics John Allen Paulos talks about math beyond the numbers. He views the subject more broadly — as thinking about probability and logical relationships and looking at subjects through a mathematical lens. His hope is that his students learn math both formally and informally, developing an appreciation for thinking analytically and critically.
October 30, 2013
Luis Biava has spent the last 32 years leading students at Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance towards careers in the arts. This year, he will retire from his position as professor of music and artistic director and conductor of the Temple University Symphony Orchestra.
October 30, 2013
Four new members were appointed to the Temple University Board of Trustees at its most recent meeting: H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Anthony McIntyre, Joseph Coradino and Loretta Duckworth. All four appointees share strong ties to Philadelphia and the Temple community, as well as a deep commitment to philanthropy.
October 23, 2013
Twenty-five years ago, Temple's Department of African American Studies became the first such program in the country to offer a doctoral degree. On Oct. 17, the department will celebrate the program's 25th anniversary with a conference, “Africana Studies: Inspiring Excellence,” designed to bring together its most prominent alumni. The conference will kick-off a year-long conversation on the discipline of African American Studies.
In this Faculty Focus segment, professor and chair of Temple's Department of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante commemorates the accomplishments of the faculty and students of the African American Studies Ph.D. program. Asante was instrumental in creating the doctoral program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The program — the first of its kind in the nation — has since graduated 163 students.
This fall, Temple University can again boast about an influx of top scholars, researchers and creative minds from the world's leading institutions joining its ranks. The new cohort brings with it a remarkably broad range of expertise, joining 11 different schools and colleges, with the College of Science and Technology, College of Liberal Arts and School of Medicine leading the way.
William M. Wuest, an assistant professor of chemistry at Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, has been named a recipient of one of the first new investigator awards from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation. The award will support his research on drug resistance in bacteria.
On Friday, June 14, Temple honored longtime employees at the 61st annual initiation and reception for the Twenty-Year Club. This year, the club recognized 71 new members who began working at Temple between July 1, 1992 and June 30, 1993. Employees reaching five-year milestones, from 25 to 55 years of service, were also recognized.
Temple’s Twenty Year Club will induct 71 new members at a June 14 program in the Temple Performing Arts Center. The Twenty Year Club honors staff employees who have completed 20 years of continuous full-time service to Temple.
Great Teacher Award winner James Shellenberger is known for his deep commitment to providing the highest quality legal education to his students. The Beasley School of Law Professor is founding director of the school's Academic Core Enrichment program, a resource for helping first-year students make the difficult transition from work or undergraduate studies to law school.
Last Tuesday, more than 150 clerical, secretarial, administrative and executive support staff members attended the 25th anniversary Administrative Professionals’ Day program in the Great Court in Mitten Hall. Hosted each year by Human Resources’ Learning and Development division, the event recognizes the important role administrative professionals play in the life of the university.
For Great Teacher Award winner Mitrabarun "MB" Sarkar, teaching is more than a career — it's a calling, a moral imperative that drives him to continually understand what will make a true impact on his students both professionally and personally. The Fox School of Business professor of strategy and innovation offers his students an uncommon level of passion and a distinct point of view informed by his study of transformation in emerging markets.
In the latest installment of the faculty profile series, Jerry Ratcliffe, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, discusses how Temple's Center for Security and Crime Science helps Philadelphia Police.