Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty: Anthony Romano, Adjunct Faculty in Marketing, the School of Business
You joined the Business faculty at the College of Staten Island in 1987 as an Adjunct Lecturer. You received a BBA and MBA with a specialization in Industrial Psychology from Baruch College/CUNY.
You are an exceptionally dedicated teacher and faculty member, and you use your extensive knowledge of computers and information systems to benefit your students and the College. As an instructor in computer skills and information systems, you have developed your own teaching Websites and online tutorials, and integrated realistic applications into your assignments. You also successfully combine the technical and conceptual components of your courses to not only help your students learn how to use computers, but also enhance their critical reasoning. You augment your well-developed pedagogical skills with a high level of dedication to your students, ensuring that you are available after class to assist them in understanding complex applications and new material. This has earned you consistently high student evaluations. As a member of the School of Business, you have participated in course design and assessment sessions, including the creation of the new Information Systems course; helped to train other adjuncts; and presented your teaching methods to instructors from other institutions. Beyond that, you have worked with the Career and Scholarship Center to test the Optimal Résumé program in your classes, which helps students to plan their careers, refine their résumés, and prepare for interviews, and you have been an advocate of the Center’s Career Academy, which works to strengthen students’ future job prospects and professional growth.
You exemplify CSI’s ideal of an academic and teacher who shines in his field and advances the noble cause of knowledge.